PARKLIFE February 2011. Love Your Work

As the month of February focuses our attention on love we have decided to dedicate this issue of Park Life to finding your career passion.

It is completely possible to not only find the career that is a perfect match for your skills and interests, but one that also inspires you and fuels your desire to perform better, work harder.

Passion may seem an odd word choice when paired with career, but one of the most important elements of personal happiness is being passionate about your career and your job. Life is too short to not love the work you do.

One of the best tools for clarifying your underlying interests, passions, and possible career paths is to sit down and reflect on a series of questions about how you have lived your life so far. These questions are designed to really make you think and reflect on who you are as a person, what you want to become and assist you in making a plan as to how you are going to get there. Refer to page 8 for Toni’s advice on writing a career plan.

So, find a place where you can sit down for a while, grab a pen and some paper, and start the process. You don’t have to respond to all the questions in one sitting… and it might be best, once you have answered all the questions, to take a break before you try to determine what your answers mean for your future. The only real rule for this exercise is to be honest with yourself.