/ by Sarah Kakusho

[T]he most important thing is to first become an indispensable person wherever you are. Instead of moaning over the fact that a job is different from what you’d like to be doing, become a first-class individual at that job. This will open the path leading to the next phase in your life, during which you should also continue doing your best. Such continuous efforts will absolutely land you a job that you like, supports your life, and allows you to also contribute to society. And then, when you look back later, you will be able to see all of your past efforts have become precious assets in your ideal field. You will realize that none of your efforts and hardships have been wasted.
— Josei Toda, excerpt from Discussions on Youth, vol. 1, Daisaku Ikeda