Is it their wealth, their car/s, their ‘IV league’ college certificate?
Is it their fancy attire, their position in a company, or their popularity?
I'm sure it's greater than that.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi tells the engrossing story of an 85-year-old man who dedicates he's entire life to mastering the craft of sushi. He was thrown away from his home at the age of 9, out to discover life on his own. He had no money on his pockets; he had no formal education. But that didn't stop him. Sukiyabashi Jiro--he's humble ten-seat subway-station sushi bar--is a now a famous three-star Michellin winner. Still that’s not what he defines as “success”.
So here's what this film taught me about real SUCCESS:
when you love your life (or the craft that your
life revolves in) to the point of obsession.
Jiro dreams of sushi, literally--Is he crazy to be so head-to-toe obsessed with it? I'd prefer to say he's just lucky; not many people find their craft. Then, they wake up every Monday wishing it were Friday because what they do on weekdays has no personal meaning. While the people who do find it, turn it into a lifestyle.
2. WORK HARD.
Is talent enough to be come great? Not even close.
If you'd watched this film, you'd noticed that at no point of the film is Jiro mentioned as “the most talented sushi maker in the world”.
Just think about it! How many hours a day do you think Michael Phelps train to be the “most gifted swimmer”? How many years did Emma Watson have to act in order to build the confidence to be now considered one of the most “brilliant and influential” women in the world?
Although there's something to say about natural talent--people who are born with a special skill, we must think of talent as potential: effort determines result. Being GREAT comes from busting your ***s off—nothing else to say!
you must eat good food”
Consume. Explore. Enjoy. Produce.
wanting it badly enough.