Work is a big part of your life, but you can shape it like an artist and build it like an architect. Envision how each job as a patch of a big quilt; each job is a building block or a stepping stone. You can assign meaning to the work that you do - especially if you need to support yourself or your family.
Some people live their lives as if they are passengers in an out-of-control car. Rather than doing something to control the situation -- by getting into the driver's seat -- they operate the car as passengers. They attempt to control what is out of their control, rather than what actually is within it. Here's how you can gain control when you feel like you have none: