Hi! I'm Mallory.
Growing up, my Baba would never say good luck… she would always say “Ganbatte”.
For most of my life, I embraced the concept as telling myself to strive for the best outcome that could be acheived: To strive for perfection.
As I have grown, time and time again, I find that perfection is not the point- being the best– is not the point. I finally realized what Ganbatte truly means.
It means to do everything in your power to show up, to put in all the effort you can, to apply yourself best you can and acheive your own personal maximum potential.