The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the waters close to
Japan have not held many fish for decades. So to feed the Japanese
population, fishing boats got bigger and went farther than ever. The
farther the fishermen went, the longer it took to bring in 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
they did not like frozen fish.
The frozen fish brought a lower price. So fishing companies installed
fish tanks. They would catch the fish and stuff them in the 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, they lost their
fresh-fish taste. The Japanese preferred the lively taste of fresh fish,
not sluggish fish.
So how did Japanese fishing companies solve this problem? How do
they get fresh-tasting fish to Japan?
If you were consulting the fish industry, what would you recommend?
How Japanese Fish Stay Fresh:
To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing companies still
put the 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.
Have you realized that some of us are also living in a pond but most
of the time tired & dull, so we need a Shark in our life to keep us
awake and moving? Basically in our lives Sharks are new challenges
to keep us active and taste better.....
The more intelligent, persistent and competent you are, the more you
enjoy a challenge. If your challenges are the correct size, and if you
are steadily conquering those challenges, you are Conqueror. You
think of your challenges and get energized. You are excited to try new
solutions. You have fun. You are alive!
1. Instead of avoiding challenges, jump into them. Beat the heck
out of them. Enjoy the game. If your challenges are too large or too
numerous, do not give up. Failing makes you tired. Instead,
reorganize. Find more determination, more knowledge, more help.
2. God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow,
sun without rain, but he did promise strength for the day, comfort for
the tears and light for the way.
3. Disappointments are like road bumps, they slow you down a bit
but you enjoy the smooth road afterwards. Don't stay on the bumps
too long. Move on!
4. When you feel down because you didn't get what you want, just
sit tight and be happy, because God has thought of something better
to give you. When something happens to you, good or bad, consider
what it means. There's a purpose to life's events, to teach you how to
laugh more or not to cry too hard.
5. No one can go back and make a brand new start. Anyone can
start from now and make a brand new ending. 16th August 2012 From India, Ahmadabad