I haven't heard of a man as self-confident as him, in terms of what he is going to do and why, even in long-term periods. 75 years making sushi speaks by itself. A clear purpose, with autonomy and the mastery of improving every day even though after more than 27,000 were definitely clue in his voyage.
And that's why I question myself: What should I dream of.
My love for soccer goes beyond a possible description. But in the context I live in, having one of the most corrupt and mediocre soccer industries, doubts make me doubt if I truly want to get into it. And yes, there's nothing that drives me more.
And I do dream of it. I have a clear purpose: not only I love but I wouldn't be happier if I could change the way we live around the sport to the one I believe we should. I even belief a boom in the soccer industry in Peru could boost our economy (just imagine how much would the beer sales increase if we played the World Cup. I have complete autonomy to apply the concepts I believe in. And finally, I truly feel I get better every day (in general terms, not only as a player but also as a manager and as a possible sporting director).
So, why wouldn't I go straight into it? I do find an engineering career valuable, which is what I'm starting in August. My life won't stop having soccer as it's nucleus. And I'm not necessarily going to practice engineering once I graduate. I just belief that I'm going to develop an approach to problem solving situations that will be vital for my future, no matter what I face.
And Jiro gives me that moral boost that I always love to have, making me believe that doing what I truly love is the best option I have. I do feel as somebody who knows how to prioritize activities and decisions in life. But it is different to dedicate your life (work) to something that you don't hate rather than dedicating it to something you dream about.