Jiro Dreams of Sushi…an ember for the prehospital Shokunin

Jiro dreams of sushi, and in doing so finds us the essence of what it is… to be our best.

This month at rightseatmedicine we take a journey with Jiro Ono, and perhaps,  a glimpse of what it is like to be a master. Like Yoda, but real. And how we can be better at what we do and most importantly, how we view ourselves amidst our craft.

The concept of repetition, forward vision, the pursuit of mastery; all based on a foundation of humility, hard work, self reflection and a relentless dedication to task, as Jiro suggests, a ‘yearning to achieve more’.

How can we take this message into our world? The dynamic world of prehospital operations in a fluctuating culture, so often blue collar in its ethos.
Jiros’ message, that from a true ‘shokunin‘ resonates across both blue and white collar worlds alike.

Master Ono sums it up for us;

” Once you decide on your occupation, you must immerse yourself in your work.
You have to fall in love with your work.
Never complain about your job.
You must dedicate your life to mastering your skill.
That is the secret to success…and is the key to being recieved honourably.

Take the time from your busy schedule to take a journey with David Gelb in his masterful documentary that follows the tale of Jiro Ono, in Jiro Dreams of Sushi.

We here at rightseatmedicine trust that you will find a message herewithin for your life and daily practice in the pursuit of happiness or perfection…whatever it may look like or whichever comes first.

Watch it here on Netlix (US) or iTunes or rent it at your local store.