What’s the real purpose of going to school anyways, is it to help organize and train the mind to maturity, is it to educate students on the latest health, social, and world events. Is it for the sorting out and the funneling process of determining one’s true calling in life.
So searching for and finding this true calling for individuals, their designated talent, occupation, or profession, which they’re purported to excel at, appears to be a topic these days.
It’s admirable and concise if you find your calling early in life, such as a 5 year old self taught piano prodigy. But beyond that, it appears that the majority are searching and scratching for answers.
The truth being that the majority of us haven’t or may never find it, or discover it too late in life to be able to do anything about it. Then as life stumbles on, you then begin to get branded with that gigantic “L” plastered to your forehead. You proceed to blame the universe, fate, religion, a curse, or your mom for you being shunned in life.
The Move Out Of The Comfort Zone
So there you are, suddenly quitting your job, your career, which you once thought was your calling in life, thinking you see the light, and abandon everything that you know. You prepare yourself for a new beginning, a new calling.
The feeling then becomes confusing, anxious, isolated, and you become unhinged and begin swimming in a sea of lost. After the years of post secondary education in your chosen field, along with the decades of practical experience, you find yourself out of work, unqualified, and wondering if you made the right move.
Then A Light Begins To Flicker
Then something happens, something that you can’t appoint yourself. One day it hits you square in the cortex, you become reborn, you reemerge and claim your new true calling in life.
What once appeared like despair now appears predictable and resolved. Where this journey takes you is down a path of belief around what it means or what it takes to find your true intent.
Listed are a few beliefs which are derived when attempting to find your true calling, this just in case you want to make that move.
Is There Just “One” True Calling In Life
This isn’t true. What may be true is that certain callings may suddenly appear with an expiration date, however. You just do what you’re here to do today, you complete that task that feels right, and then you’ll eventually be called to do something else. Stop at that calling which feels the most natural to you.
You Need To Write Down Your Calling
Like you would a business plan. It’s almost impossible to write down some type of a business plan which traces what you’re true calling in life should be. The only thing you can do is follow the tracks which are presented to you, one at a time, each time driving you closer to your goal.
Meanwhile, you hone you craft as you narrow in on your purpose, until one day you say “Yes, this is it!” but expect a lot of, “Hell no” as well. That’s just the steps in the process.
True Callings Need Big Paychecks
Can’t be true since your calling can be becoming a monk in a monastery, or a housewife rearing 4 children, as that’s where you find your true peace. There are some who are called to do volunteer work in poverty stricken countries, distributing food in refugee camps, where they’re the most comfortable.
Your true calling may not involve getting paid for it at all, but obviously it’s almost essential that you do.
Your Life Becomes Easier Once You Find Your Calling
Finding your true calling may make you feel like you’re completely into the flow and control the majority of the time, but most likely you’ll hit some rough patches as well.
What these challenges will pose is you reaffirming your commitment to not giving up by fulfilling what you feel what you’re called to do. It’s a constant reminder on how much you what to do what you’re doing.
You Need To Give Everything Up Once You Find Your Calling
At times, if you’re really wanting to find your calling, you need to take a leap of faith, and give up that steady paycheck which is paying your bills.
This may work for some, but callings shouldn’t be considered all or nothing. There’s absolutely no reason why you should burn all of your bridges and leave yourself isolated because you can’t suddenly survive in life, which that job allows. What you need to do is plan and then begin fulfilling that calling on the side.
You Need To Start From Scratch To Find Your Calling
Some feel they have to completely break down and dissect their lives to discover a breakthrough. But that doesn’t need to be the case if you’re listening to all the whispers.
There’s no need to wait for that “whack” on the side of the head to realize your true calling. You just don’t need to wait for the almighty universe to hit you with answers. When it’s time, you can take that jump which is your calling, but it takes courage and conviction to do so.
Did You Find Your True Calling?
Have you realized what your true purpose in life is. How and what you’re meant to do to serve mankind. What type of legacy will you eventually leave by fulfilling your life’s true calling.