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【Great Collaboration】 Chap. 4, Sec. (6)


(6) The importance of enjoying

Above all, a characteristic of a person leading a Lifestyle Of Health And Sustainability is the strong emphasis on enjoying anything, whatever that happens to be.

In recent years, both in the world of sports and business, it is becoming empirically clear that selecting the survivor of the fittest through competition is not an effective way to [produce a person who can] win an extremely fierce race. That is, at the extreme of fierce competition, one can never win the race unless one performs at a level so high that no ordinary person, no matter how highly-trained, could ever exceed. That is the reality that is emerging.

Then, how do we [produce a person who could] win such a race? You choose, from among many people, an individual that is very talented, from the very start, in the area concerned. And you provide that individual with training that is tailored to him/her, exercising wisdom so that the training, however grueling it may be, becomes enjoyable. Just as really delicious vegetable or fruit bear ineffably sweet flavor, the highest performance is accomplished by developing an individual’s full potential through applying appropriate stimuli in a vigorous and fun environment.

Conversely, training becomes unenjoyable when it is forced from above or when it merely tries to cast an individual into a mold. Such training tends to daunt the person being trained and seldom leads to the blossoming of his/her potentials.

When does one feel fun? When does one feel delighted or satisfied from the heart? When one actually senses that one’s own horizon has been broadened or that a new dimension of one’s own potential has blossomed. Such an experience of success becomes a strong driving force that leads a person on to the next success.

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(Date published / 公開日: 3/28/2021)

(Date last updated / 最終改訂日: 3/28/2021)