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 impending crisis! 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
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.