It is used to be very common to be a lifetime employment for almost every companies in Japan. Now our business style has been very westernized. It requests quick results and outputs. So we fail or succeed very quickly. Is it good for us and our companies?
In the success of life, it is said in Japan that three of “luck(運), blunt(鈍), root(根)” is a necessity. In other words, it is necessary to have luck, a dull patience, and perseverance to make things succeed.
Luck: Mr. Konosuke Matsushita, the founder of Panasonic, originally named “Matsushita Electronics” was asked question at the Tokyo university when he made a speech. The question was “How did you succeed your businesses”, then he answered “It was only luck”. Almost all students were disappointed by that answer because they expected some more concrete methods of his success.
Actually it was a quiet right answer for him. He admitted and appreciated his workers, customers and other people’s help so that he didn’t mention about only methods of his success. People make success always say “I’m very lucky” by giving gratitude to people around and God.
Blunt or dull: it means not sensitive. It might not be related with success. What is probably intended here, rather than doing anything dexterity, I think that the person who is a little clumsy also don’t care about small stuffs to be more than one.
That means you have 胆力. It is a power of the mind that you don’t move with patience and tolerance to any problems.
Root: This represents guts or effort. Also the mind that you never give up. You continue the things for the goal day by day, day after day. It is very necessary for any success you want achieve.
Competition is very hard now in a short range but let’s win in the long range by nurturing ourselves.