The Japanese have always loved fresh fish. But the water close to
Japan has 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 the fish. If
the return trip took more time, the fish were not fresh. To solve
this problem, fish 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 fish. And they did not
like the taste of 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, they were tired,
dull, and lost their fresh-fish taste. The fishing industry faced an
But today, they get fresh-tasting fish to Japan . How did they
manage? To keep the fish tasting fresh, the Japanese fishing
companies still put the fish in the tanks but with a small shark.
The fish are challenged and hence are constantly on the move. The
challenge they face keeps them alive and fresh!
Have you realized that some of us are also living in a pond but most
of the time tired and dull? Basically in our lives, sharks are new
challenges to keep us active. If you are steadily conquering
challenges, you are happy. Your challenges keep you energized. Don't
create success and revel in it in a state of inertia. You have the
resources, skills and abilities to make a difference. Put a shark in
your tank and see how far you can really go!