I started my career as a sales person. At that time I tried to do my best, but couldn’t achieve any magnificent result.
To sell something seems to be a kind of hunting. A hunter catches a quarry by chasing. Though I don’t know whether it is because of my agricultural character, I’m not good at chasing something.
I think that the important thing for agricultural people is to wait. They sows seeds and waits for the time to come carefully looking after their field. The difference between chasing and waiting may be extremely too huge to get over.
However there is a kind of hunting for which to wait is important. It is fishing. A fisherman drops a line into water and waits for a fish to take the bait. I can’t probably become a hunter who bravely chases a quarry. But I will try to work or live like a fisherman who patiently waits and steadily gets a chance.
I would like to quote as a proof of my decision the following sentences from Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea”.
Only I have no luck any more. But who knows? Maybe today. Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.