Finding one’s life path

July 04, 2018

Studying is no easy task - with all the memorization, readings, assignments and examinations. Yet the bigger challenge comes right after graduation—when one starts to build a career path. Some may already know where they’re going but others may feel lost in the vast wilderness of life.  Recognizing these struggles, Atty. Tanya Karina Lat (B.S. Psychology’ 95) designed a mind map to help one find direction and know his/her true north.
 
My Inner Compass is a mind map consisting of a set of circles converging around a central core circle. It's designed this way to help students figure out, "what is my core?" said Lat, who until recently served as Program Officer for Formation (Social Programs) at the Ateneo Law School.
 
Featured in Lat’s book “Bar Blues (Or Everything You Need to Know about the Bar Examinations But Are Too Busy to Ask), My Inner Compass is meant to help students find their passion in life.

 "While we can trace other people's paths and follow in their footsteps, ultimately, we each have to find our own path, or blaze our own trail," says Atty. Tanya Karina Lat

 
“I first published My Inner Compass as an annex in the 2012 and 2013 editions of my book,” she says. “I have been doing Bar review lectures and workshops since 2003, and over time, I realized that one’s aspirations, motivations and sense of purpose are major determinants of one’s resilience and success.”
 
Lat shared that some law students feel that their path to a successful career as a lawyer is “limited and fixed.”
 
"My Inner Compass is intended to help them design their own career and life in line with their deepest desires and aspirations. To make them realize that they can (and should) design the kind of life that they want: a life that is aligned with the purpose for which God created them.” "There is no single path to success. While we can trace other people's paths and follow in their footsteps, ultimately, we each have to find our own path, or blaze our own trail."
 
Lat admitted that the mind map has been instrumental in her own journey: “The questions posed in My Inner Compass are the same questions that helped me discern where to go and what to do during those times in my life when I struggled with my own career path and life journey.”
 
While it was initially intended for law students, Lat believes that anyone can use My Inner Compass.
 
“I often counsel people to do the work that they love and are passionate about. The Filipino word hanapbuhay says it beautifully: while we work to live, our work should also help us find life. Heaven knows our world could use more people whose hearts and souls are on fire."

Find your Inner Compass now:

From Inside LS Placement New Directions 2018 magazine

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  • Finding one’s life path
    Wednesday, July 04, 2018

    Studying is no easy task - with all the memorization, readings, assignments and examinations. Yet the bigger challenge comes right after graduation—when one starts to build a career path. Some may already know where they’re going but others may feel lost in the vast wilderness of life.  Recognizing these struggles, Atty. Tanya Karina Lat (B.S. Psychology’ 95) designed a mind map to help one find direction and know his/her true north.
     
    My Inner Compass is a mind map consisting of a set of circles converging around a central core circle. It's designed this way to help students figure out, "what is my core?" said Lat, who until recently served as Program Officer for Formation (Social Programs) at the Ateneo Law School.
     
    Featured in Lat’s book “Bar Blues (Or Everything You Need to Know about the Bar Examinations But Are Too Busy to Ask), My Inner Compass is meant to help students find their passion in life.

     "While we can trace other people's paths and follow in their footsteps, ultimately, we each have to find our own path, or blaze our own trail," says Atty. Tanya Karina Lat

     
    “I first published My Inner Compass as an annex in the 2012 and 2013 editions of my book,” she says. “I have been doing Bar review lectures and workshops since 2003, and over time, I realized that one’s aspirations, motivations and sense of purpose are major determinants of one’s resilience and success.”
     
    Lat shared that some law students feel that their path to a successful career as a lawyer is “limited and fixed.”
     
    "My Inner Compass is intended to help them design their own career and life in line with their deepest desires and aspirations. To make them realize that they can (and should) design the kind of life that they want: a life that is aligned with the purpose for which God created them.” "There is no single path to success. While we can trace other people's paths and follow in their footsteps, ultimately, we each have to find our own path, or blaze our own trail."
     
    Lat admitted that the mind map has been instrumental in her own journey: “The questions posed in My Inner Compass are the same questions that helped me discern where to go and what to do during those times in my life when I struggled with my own career path and life journey.”
     
    While it was initially intended for law students, Lat believes that anyone can use My Inner Compass.
     
    “I often counsel people to do the work that they love and are passionate about. The Filipino word hanapbuhay says it beautifully: while we work to live, our work should also help us find life. Heaven knows our world could use more people whose hearts and souls are on fire."

    Find your Inner Compass now:

    From Inside LS Placement New Directions 2018 magazine