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How to overcome hard times in a job you love

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Work can be dark at times. I am not talking about night shifts, or even the experience of working in a horrible job.

On my mind this week are those who are doing what they love, what they believe in, but experience darkness.

It is not uncommon for those who identify very closely with their work to hold strong, even passionate views about their work.

It is not unusual to be unsure of yourself and question not so much what you are doing, but what you are accepting in order to be able to do what you do.Credit:Sylvia Liber

Frequently they see their labour less as work, but more in the truer sense of vocation meaning a calling or to be called. They are doing work that has chosen them. Essential work. Useful work.

And yet they feel conflicted. Confused. Unsure of themselves and questioning perhaps not so much of what they are........

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