Sometimes change is difficult and comes with a price.
(literally, I mean have you ever moved house?!)
But without change there is no growth of mind or spirit.
Jobs for example. When you get a job there’s a lot to learn and you grow quickly, but what if you are only doing the same thing everyday with no change whatsoever? Pretty soon you will know all you need to know about that job and just have repetitive days where nothing changes.
What’s the result then?
You don’t learn anything new.
You don’t meet anyone new.
You lose enthusiasm for what you are doing.
Just doing something a little different can make a big difference
I am NOT suggesting that everyone out there go and quit their job. That should never be your first choice. What I am suggesting is that you find a way to challenge yourself. Make a change in how you approach your work, try something new, make opportunities to help your company. Do anything but sit there and be stagnant.
If I was staying in Tokyo, I’d be looking to shake up my routine, and get out of my current thinking. I’d look for ways to improve my classes, and become more efficient. I love my job and wish I could take it with me to Sendai.
So many people just think of work as a necessary evil or just something that needs to be done. I think that it’s possible that those people have the wrong job!
I love my job, and spending my time doing what I love most. Of course I can’t say that every day is happy happy joy joy, but I do my best to see all the good things. Ok, so sometimes life feels like: work, eat, sleep, wake up, work eat and sleep again, but why not embrace the work part? Think of the fact that there are people there you can connect with, and what you are contributing as a person to something larger than yourself!
I’m going to do my best to embrace every day at work and look forward to it. What are you going to do?