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When Callings Become Burdensome

An acquaintance in his late 20s made a very interesting observation a few days ago. He said that finding a calling has become a serious problem for people his age – – but not in the way that I had expected. His contention was that there has been so much emphasis,...
Going Backwards

Going Backwards

Most of us have had times when we seem to be going backwards in our career or in our work life. Or maybe times when we seemed to be dead in the water while everyone else was moving forward. But in these situations are we really moving backwards? Or might there be...
Ralph Waldo Emerson on Vocation

Ralph Waldo Emerson on Vocation

From a sermon preached by Ralph Waldo Emerson at the Second Church, Boston, October 21, 1832: How many men now regard their business as so much interruption, as so much injury to their religious life? Their religious character is something separate from their daily...
Passion and Our Work

Passion and Our Work

When is passion for our work positive? And when is it negative? We sometimes hear that we should “follow our passion”. But what happens when we actually do have a passion for our work – or maybe for some aspect of our work? Is this positive? or is it negative?...