DO WHAT YOU LOVE

EL­SPETH HASWELL-SMITH SHARES HER VIEW ON WORK

Style Magazine - - Opinion -

Your work is to dis­cover your work and then with all your heart give

your­self to it (Bud­dha). It has been said many times that work be­comes play when you do what you love.

The ques­tion is how we find that per­fect job or per­fect ca­reer.

Per­sonal val­ues stand as our guide posts in life; val­ues help you de­ter­mine your pri­or­i­ties and also tell you if you are on track or not.

When things that you do and the way you be­have align with your val­ues, life and work are good, you are usu­ally feel­ing sat­is­fied and con­tent.

When your val­ues don’t align things feel very wrong. This is why mak­ing a con­scious ef­fort to iden­tify your val­ues is so im­por­tant.

If you value fam­ily but you work 70 hours a week in your job you will feel in­ter­nal stress and con­flict and if you don’t value com­pe­ti­tion and your work is highly com­pet­i­tive you won’t en­joy your work.

So, the idea is to be au­then­tic and align your pur­pose with your be­liefs and goals.

Re­mem­ber all work is hard and can be dif­fi­cult, but as Car­los Ca­s­tonedes said, “We ei­ther make our­selves mis­er­able or our­selves strong. The amount of work is the same”.

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