By Valerie Young, Ed.D.
You started out loving your chosen career – at least in the beginning. But over time, you and your calling, well, you just grew apart.
And just like a relationship that’s gone bad, it can be hard to walk away from a career or a small business into which you’ve put so much time and effort to say nothing of the financial investment.
Take my friend Donna.
After earning her master’s degree in social work some fifteen years ago, she went into private practice as a family therapist.
For the first five or so years, Donna got a lot of satisfaction out of helping others.
For the last ten though, her work has felt more like a burden.
So what keeps her there? …
What I’m talking about is getting in touch with the one thing that should really scare the heck out of you – namely, never getting to experience what your life would be like if you pursued your true gifts and passions.
> Continued: What to Do When You Fall Out of Love With Your Work.