Last night Nati and I watched the amazing movie/documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi. If you haven’t seen it yet, it’s a piece that takes a close look into the life and work of the world’s best sushi master, Jiro Ono. At the time the movie was filmed, he was 85 years old and has been on the pursuit of mastering his craft for 75 years. His simple approach to sushi is not a secret. In fact, many people have the same techniques as he. But because of his passion and obsession for his life’s work, he chose to strive for perfection and improvement in all areas constantly. And I think that is a great reminder for all of us who do what we do and love it everyday.
Sometimes I get days where I question why did I pick the industry I’m in today and I’d imagine how different my life would be like if I chose another path. But then I realized that what I’m thinking about is nonsense. I love my work and the people that make that happen. I love the atmosphere and the challenge. And to boil it down to the simplest explanation – it’s just purely fascinating. So if you’re needing a little inspiration for your work or just a little push, I highly recommend watching the film. It’s a great eye-opener and I know we can all learn from it.
P.S. If you’d like to watch the trailer for Jiro Dreams of Sushi, you can take a peek here! The entire film is available on Netflix. Enjoy!
Happy weekend everyone!
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