Everyone wants to live “rich”, but the so-called wealth and affluence, not everyone wants to achieve. Reality is often far more cruel than our dreams and what we read in books.
For Kazuo Inamori, he often believes that, through each choice, people can determine their future wealth and poverty.
In other words: “Fate is in the hands of each of us.”
Into movie Chasing The Dragonthere is a saying like this: “I don’t have the right to choose where I’m born, I don’t have the right to choose when I die, but between life and death, I get to choose my own way of life.”
At first glance, it will be difficult for us to understand its deep meaning.
You know, the life of Inamori Kazuo is like that too. When he was young, he was not the best student in school, even failing many times in exams.
Later, when he was an adult, his work was also not favorable. The company he worked for was on the verge of bankruptcy, they couldn’t afford to pay their employees. As a result, many of Inamori Kazuo’s colleagues passed away. Although he also thought about quitting and looking for another job, according to Inamori Kazuo, there is no better place than this.
So Inamori Kazuo had sunk into depression after a long time. After that, he moved to the company’s laboratory, devoted himself to research every day.
Finally, he also developed a new type of ceramic material, breaking the technological monopoly of the United States.
This event not only helps to revive the company, but also contributes to the larger scale of the company.
Four years later, Inamori Kazuo, 27, founded Kyocera China. At the age of 52, he founded KDDI again. Both companies have grown into the world’s top 500 companies.
At the age of 78, he was assigned to join Japan Airlines. It took only a year for Inamori Kazuo to save JAL from a losing company to a normal profitable one.
He summed up his journey with the following statement: “If you want to live a fulfilling life, you must constantly learn, improve, and strive to be more than everyone else.”
To inspire more people, he wrote the book Business philosophy By Inamori Kazuo:
“A person who is rich or not, up to the age of 40 can see through the smallest details.”
1. See his attitude in the face of adversity
Kazuo always emphasizes one thing that: “Life includes challenges to help people improve their souls more.”
Everything you go through is worth it, so enjoy it, whatever the outcome.
When faced with difficulties, everyone will have two choices. One is to give up, telling yourself that you can’t do it.
One is to try your best, be optimistic to the end, to defeat failure.
Of course, the lives of these two types of people will end up differently. Working hard does not guarantee success, but not working hard will definitely fail.
Face adversity, stay positive and optimistic, don’t whine or complain about anything.
2. See if he has an altruistic heart?
As a human, you must always keep yourself honest and positive in moderation, if so, all your efforts will definitely be rewarded.
“Cultivate the mind to accumulate virtue, do good deeds, do not forget to help others”. God will definitely not help you.
When the company was in trouble, Inamori Kazuo changed from a self-serving mindset to an altruistic mindset. He hopes that just by directing the company to the goal of making employees’ lives better, people will agree with him, and their demand for a raise will be much less.
From there, all employees get more recognition. In this way, Inamori Kazuo also received full support from everyone.
Altruism is not a stupid act, in business, trust and love are rare and precious things that make you “different” from everyone else.
At the last moment of his life, Kazuo donated all his assets to charity.
If you want to live well, no matter where you stand, don’t forget to maintain your honesty.
Youth with stumbling blocks because of immature thoughts in career, love, money, etc. But hope you are still your original friend, still positive and full of enthusiasm for life.
Negative thinking can only drag you down a deep hole, making your fate worse.
So, stay optimistic, positive, and work harder than anyone else to create the life and version you most desire for yourself.