Once upon a time after the war, the Japanese people had challenges with getting fresh fish from their waters. They decided to build big boats and journey far into the sea to catch fresh fish.
First the caught fresh fish, but before the fish got back to land, it had died and did not taste fresh. The Japanese who practiced kaizen – continuous improvement did not stop trying.
They went again, this time with freezers and froze the fresh fish from the seas. This however still did not have the taste of fresh fish.
They decided to install a tank in their boats and keep the fishes alive till they got to Japan. This was better, but after many hours on the sea, the fish stopped moving, the numbness still affected the original fresh fish taste.
In order to crack the puzzle, the Japanese did something bizarre. They installed the boat tanks and got a shark to be in the tank. This way, as soon as they caught the fish, the shark kept pursuing them, ate some but left majority on the move throughout their journey back.
Needless to say, the Fish stayed FRESH!
The challenges of life, help to keep us fresh and tasty. They keep us sharp and alert! To stay on our toes and at our best, we sometimes need the pressure of little sharks. Put yourself out there, and you will get some praise and needed criticism, you will be role model to some and a challenge to others. They all help to keep you fresh.