My 2021 theme is shokunin.
Loosely translated in English, it means “artisan” or “craftsman”. But upon watching a documentary on a real-life shokunin, I think those English words hardly give it justice.
It resonated with me because I’m at this stage where the hunger to improve as a writer is so strong. The shokunin spirit seems to be deeply rooted in all the right things that compel people to keep improving.
I’m currently working on a piece that fleshes out this inspiring concept. In the meantime, here’s an excerpt from Disney CEO Bob Iger’s book, the Ride of a Lifetime. He describes…