“YOU MUST DEDICATE YOUR LIFE TO YOUR DREAMS”
To me, Jiro is the perfect example of SUCCESS, because he’s not only found his C R A F T, but exceeds in it. He LOVES what he does, he INSPIRES people, he conveys PASSION, and PERFECTION through his delectable food. Money, is not his focus; money is just a by-product. There are few people who truly find PURPOSE in life; we are too focused on seeking high pay checks, studying the most hired careers, and fighting for the head positions at work. We have completely forgotten to explore what makes each of us HAPPY, or we have simply left it aside. Why are we so scared to follow our passions? We have defined passions as: "they won’t pay the bills" or "they won't help us succeed". We have decided that if they don't give us money, they are not worth our TIME, even if they make us smile.
SUCCESS is not about having a big title, the latest iPhone, or a mansion; success is about finding YOUR CRAFT. A craft that enlightens you inside, even, when you just think about it. However, it's a CHALLENGE, and your craft won’t just come to you. You must EXPLORE, EXPERIENCE, and TRY NEW THINGS in order to find that something that DEFINES you and gives your life an aim. The IA has helped me define who I am. Even though I haven’t found my craft yet, I feel that I’ve embarked myself in the right road, which is helping me explore it deeper.
Like I mentioned, I’m not completely decided with what I want to do with my life; before it’s too late, I want to take on new CHALLENGES and ADVENTURES, which today, I've been given the time and tools to do so. I want to live a life with meaning, like Jiro I want to FIND MY SUSHI. I want to wake up everyday excited to work, and I want to MASTER something I’m passionate about. You’ll know you’ve found your craft once you FAIL, and you are still holding on to it because even in difficult times you are still attached to it, and when you aspire to reach PERFECTION throughout your lifetime, you don't settle with reaching your goal. So, if you haven’t found your SUSHI, it’s never to late to start exploring, or to quit what makes you unhappy to purse something that does. Follow your D R E A M S and hold onto your SUSHI.