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WORK: DOING WHAT YOU LOVE

The following excerpt is from the self help
psychology book, Be Your Own Therapist.


The best prescription for improving your happiness might well be, "Do what you love." In other words, follow your work passion wherever it may lead. While it may seem foolish to quit a current job because of potential loss of high pay, medical insurance or security, that is sometimes our best course. Marsha Sinetar wrote a valuable book about the topic, Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow. This book reassured its readers that the money would follow, but not necessarily immediately, if one made a work change in the direction of one's passion. Most of us take no action hoping that money and security will be there before we change vocations. Such is often not the case.


Most of us get our competitive urges satisfied by either shopping or sports (armchair or otherwise).

Doing what you love may seem impossible; but the stress, pain, injury and disease resulting from clinging to your old work may kill you. If nothing else, I suggest that you take a few small steps in the direction of your passion. If we believe this to be a safe universe (see Chapter 11), then such a leap into the job unknown becomes easier.


This author knows well the results of choosing occupations that pay poorly. Because of several career changes and other choices for lower-paying work, I have often been at the bottom of the financial heap as compared with peers. Despite the financial strains, I have no regrets about having followed my work passion wherever it led. Otherwise, I would no doubt be unhappily stuck in stress or addictive behavior.

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   WORK: DOING WHAT YOU LOVE
   THAT IMPOSSIBLE BOSS/ COMMITTEE
   JOB STRESS
   WOMEN'S & MEN'S WORK - WILL THEY EVER BE THE SAME?
   GENDER DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE
   THE GLASS CEILING
   COMPETITION: WHAT WE LEARNED
   COMPETITION: GOOD OR BAD?
   JOB DO'S


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