Finding Your Passion and Growing in Your Career

A personal journey of overcoming job dissatisfaction, learning from challenges, and growing into a creative and impactful leader

Tokyo
Beautiful Life 101
2 min readFeb 1, 2024

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When I was younger, I got a job that didn’t excite me. This happens to many people. We start jobs just to be independent and not rely on our family. At first, the job might feel okay, but soon it becomes tiring and boring. It’s sad, but looking back, I realize there’s something even worse.

Do you know what’s worse? Losing the excitement and passion we once had. Like when we graduate, full of dreams and ideas. But when we start working, we can lose all that. We might feel stuck, doing the same things over and over. This can make us feel lost and unsure about our future.

But I learned something important. I worked in a Japanese company, known for being strict and following rules. At first, it was tough. I had to change how I dressed and act more professional. It was a big shift from my carefree student days. But a senior leader in the company, Mr. Yoshida, shared some wisdom. He said when you start working, you’re like a soldier. You follow orders and learn the basics. This is crucial for understanding how things work.

After nine months of really focusing and learning, I started to understand the job. I became a manager and then a leader. I brought my own ideas and creativity into the work. I started projects that combined teaching with creative activities like dance and music. My boss was surprised at how much the students enjoyed these activities.

So, I want to share this advice with you. Be patient in your job, learn the basics, then bring your own ideas and creativity. It’s not just about surviving the challenges but thriving and making a difference. Reflect on your own journey and share your experiences. We can learn a lot from each other. Let’s look forward to 2024, ready to embrace new challenges and opportunities.

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Tokyo
Beautiful Life 101

A Dev, a passionate learner and Self-Improvement, Psychology, Philosophy, Stoicism... enthusiast eager to share my knowledge.