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The Fishing Story

 


The Fishing Story

The Japanese love fresh fish. However, 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?

Too Much Money

As soon as you reach your goals, such as finding a wonderful mate, starting a successful company, becoming independently wealthy or whatever, you might lose your passion. You don’t need to work so hard so you relax.

You experience the same problem as lottery winners who waste their money, wealthy heirs who never grow up and bored homemakers who get addicted to prescription drugs.

Like the Japanese fish problem, the best solution is simple. It was observed by L. Ron Hubbard in the early 1950's.

“Man thrives, oddly enough, only in the presence of a challenging environment.”-- L. Ron Hubbard

The Benefits of a Challenge

The more intelligent, persistent and competent you are, the more you enjoy a good problem.

If your challenges are the correct size, and if you are steadily conquering those challenges, you are happy.

You think of your challenges and get energized. You are excited to try new solutions. You have fun.

You are alive!

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.

Recommendations


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.

If you have met your goals, set some bigger goals. Once you meet your personal or family needs, move onto goals for your group, the society, even mankind.

Don’t create success and lie in it. You have resources, skills and abilities to make a difference.
Put a shark in your tank and see how far you can really go!
 


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The "Want" Factor

 


The “Want” Factor

How badly do you want to succeed?

On a scale of 1 to 100 (with 100 meaning you are so excited and passionate about your success that you can’t sleep), how would you score right now?

How important is it for you to reach your goals? How badly do you want to increase your income? How much do you want to improve your future?

“Where no real or valuable production is occurring, one has to ask the question, does the executive really WANT the product he is demanding? And does the staff member or members he is dealing with WANT the product?” -- L. Ron Hubbard


Your WANT factor is something you can control. In fact, many people succeed, not because they are experts in their fields, but because REALLY WANT to succeed. They will do whatever is necessary to reach their goals.

Many people do not really want the result of their work (the product) badly enough to make it happen. Instead of finding ways to get what they want, they find excuses. For example, “I can’t get anything done today because of the economy.”

Recommendations


NAME the product and then WANT the product as well.

1. NAME the product or the accomplishment or the result. It is much easier to want something specific than something general.

Get specific. For example, a car salesperson might want 30 test rides, 5 sales and $1000 in commissions. An accountant might want to complete 20 tax forms and start 3 new clients. A mother might want her four-year-old to learn to tie his shoes and her 16-year-old to stop smoking pot.

2. Decide to really WANT the result. Increasing your want for a product will increase your chances of getting it.

For example, “Sure, I’d like a successful career” does not show much WANT. But imagine how successful you might be if you wanted career success to this level:

“MAKING MY CAREER A BIG SUCCESS IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME THAT I’LL DO WHATEVER I MUST TO BE ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD. I WILL WORK 10-12 HOURS PER DAY. I WILL LEARN ALL I CAN, AND GET AS MUCH HELP AS I CAN, FROM EVERY SOURCE POSSIBLE. I WILL EAT, SLEEP AND BREATHE MY GOAL. I WILL USE ALL MY STRENGTH, TIME, KNOWLEDGE, FAITH, CONFIDENCE AND RESOURCES TO MAKE THIS GO RIGHT. I WILL BECOME THE BEST IN THIS FIELD AND ACCOMPLISH MY GOAL NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES!”

3. If you can’t make yourself want the product, accomplishment or result, something may be wrong.

You may need to straighten up something in your life first. Certain things can kill your desire: drugs, alcohol, bad relationships, unethical behavior and so on.

Perhaps you need better self discipline, a better approach, more education, better people around you, a kinder attitude toward yourself or a better place to live or work.

Once you reorganize your life, you will find a way to passionately, intensively and unreasonably achieve what you really want.

Have more desire to get it or accomplish it than anything you’ve wanted before. If your WANT factor is strong enough, nothing can stop you.

So how much do you want to succeed?


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