Thoughts about My Dreams
What are your dreams? I think it is a good idea to think about that occasionally. A dream is like mirage, once you think you are getting to that point, you start to rethink your dream. However, it is always important to redefine your dreams when you get to that because you would see the path to take. What are my dreams?
- Being able to drive cars better?
- Playing instruments like a pro?
- Having many girlfriends?
- Living in a big house abroad?
- Owning many exotic and fancy cars?
Hmm... These are what I thought my dreams were. Not bad, but are they really my dreams? I doubt it. Something doesn't feel right.
After thinking about this seriously, I concluded that my current dream was "to grow e-Jan." Then what is to grow a company?
- Expanding the business?
- Increasing the number of people working at the company?
- Going IPO?
- Being able to handle more aspects of the business?
- Earning more money?
Hmm... Again, it doesn't feel like enough.
Then I came to the conclusion that to have each member of the company growing is equivalent to the company's growth. It means my dream is to have each member growing. So, in general, what does it mean to grow?
- Getting physically larger?
- Gaining more knowledge?
- Increasing the variety and amount of skills?
After asking myself this question, I think I have a phrase that I want to define as growth: "to be able to do what you weren't able to do before."
Why have I been trying to drive on ice or at circuits? It might sound like a selfish challenge. Why is e-Jan increasing CACHATTO's capabilities? I know it is tough. The reason for those is simply "to be able to do what we weren't able to do before."
By offering such a service to enable people and society "to be able to do what they weren't able to do before" would be a great contribution. On the other hand, we are constantly faced with things we can't do, so we have many opportunities to improve and by taking those opportunities to improve yourself is "growth."
In terms of work, think about the things that you couldn't do before, but eventually you learned to do. As a company, think about the things the company couldn't do before, but we learned. Wouldn't it be simple and straight forward to define growth as "to be able to do what we weren't able to do before"? So, in conclusion, my dream is to help everyone do the things that they weren't able to do before!
So how about you, what are your dreams?