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Start by writing about your grandparents and parents’ experiences with money, work and relationships. As you write, refer to them by their first names. This helps you to see them as people, not authority figures you dislike, fear or worship. Objectivity also helps you to see yourself clearly.

Notice the choices family members made (and still make) that always ended in failure, some of which you may repeat, since they are so familiar.

Notice the choices family members made (and still make) that always turned out well, including your good choices. This is when you were being true to yourself in spite of the emotional and financial risks.

Be assured, if you stop making the choices that never worked for anyone in your family, and you repeat the choices that always turned out well for you, being patient with the slowness of change for the better, the rest of your life will be a dream come true.

Nancy Anderson is a career and life consultant based in the San Francisco Bay Area and the author of the best-selling career guide, Work with Passion, How To Do What You Love For a Living. Her new book, Work with Passion in Midlife and Beyond is available in online and retail bookstores. Her website is workwithpassion.com. Nancy invites you to send questions and comments to nancy@workwithpassion.com.

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3:47PM PST on Jan 12, 2013

great

3:26AM PST on Nov 21, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

10:53AM PST on Jan 19, 2012

Thanks!

1:21PM PDT on Oct 18, 2011

I love my work almost all the time.

10:46AM PST on Feb 21, 2011

thanks!

12:16AM PST on Dec 19, 2010

I pray for the time that school's will take the time to help a child find out what they truly love, and support each and every child in their goals.

9:12AM PST on Nov 26, 2010

thanks.

12:38AM PST on Nov 26, 2010

who love me baby . no one

3:11PM PST on Nov 21, 2010

Thank-you for such an informative & insightful article. It is amazing how sometimes we can be our own worst enemy.

4:11PM PST on Nov 20, 2010

Never go to work! Always go to fun! If yuo love what you do you look forward to it with joy not dread.

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