We need some SHARKS in our life.
The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the waters close to Japan have not held much fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther into the sea than ever. The farther the fishermen went, the longer it took them to bring the fish. If the return trip took more than a few days, the fish were not fresh. The Japanese did not like the taste.
To solve this problem, fishing companies installed freezers on their boats. They would catch the fish and freeze them at sea. Freezers allowed the boats to go farther and stay longer. However, the Japanese could taste the difference between fresh and frozen and did not like the frozen fish.
To tackle this, companies installed fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the fish tanks, fin to fin. After a little thrashing around, the fish stopped moving. They were tired and dull, but alive. Unfortunately, the Japanese could still taste the difference. Because the fish did not move for days, it lost its fresh fish taste. The Japanese preferred the lively taste of fresh fish, not sluggish fish.
Now, to keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies still put fish in the tanks. But now they add a small shark to each tank. The shark eats a few fish, but most of the fish arrive in a very lively state. The fish are challenged.
The more intelligent, persistent and competent we are, the more we enjoy the challenge. If challenges are correct in size, and if we are steadily conquering those challenges, we are conquerors. We will think of the challenges and get energized. We will be excited to try new solutions. And we will be Alive…..
Many of us are also living in a pond but most of the time tired and dull. We need some SHARKS in our life to keep us moving and alive. Basically, these sharks are new challenges that keep us active and taste better.………………make it a great week ahead!!!