How important it is to follow your true calling in life is one of the greatest secrets you can ever discover. Out of the blue, your world begins to open up. Events, opportunities, chances and even people that you thought impossible, start to show up as if by magic. Yet, most people ignore it.
So, why do people disregard their real purpose? What is stopping you from doing what you love? How could you ever make a living from it?
Most of us have not just one, but multiple passions in life. However, we are repeatedly educated with the notion that we are supposed to go to school, get a good job and work until we retire. Since countless generations, our brains are wired with this concept on how we are supposed to live our lives.
So, it is no surprise as to why so many people are unhappy in life. Sadly, most do not follow their real reason for living in this world. I agree such path can be either unclear or confusing for a lot of them. But it should not stop you or be the reason why you do not follow your true calling in life, no matter how bizarre it may be.
Why the Need for True Calling
The message I want to convey to you is indeed straightforward. It is your life; so it is essential to do what you love. The hardest thing is to decide to do it and make the first step. All of my life, I went from one job to another, always walking away from following my true calling in life.
And I realized early on that I was not pursuing my real purpose, but instead kept on the wrong path. Just as I did, most of us figure this out when we have our midlife crisis. I knew some people would not understand my decisions and think I was a bit crazy. But I also knew I had to make a change.
When you follow your true calling in life, there is no more fight as you look at yourself in the mirror each morning. We all are going to die, so why not follow your heart and do what you love.
Ignoring True Calling
Working unpleasant jobs undoubtedly helped me pay my bills. But with each position I got, I recognized early on that I was not doing meaningful work. Instead, it felt after a while, like I resented the work I was doing and rapidly lost interest in putting my heart and soul into it.
Therefore, you have to pursue your dreams and follow your heart. You have to go for it, with no intention of turning back. And believe me, at that moment, your life will begin to change.
So, it is essential to follow your true calling in life. You need to understand that your life is not just about you. It is also about contributing to other living beings. And it is about living true to your mission and reason for being here on earth. Lastly, it also is about adding your piece of the puzzle to the world.
Discover Your Purpose
First, take the time to sit down and write out what your dream day and life would look like. Write where you would be living, who you would be with, and how you would feel. Then put down everything that you want to accomplish in your life.
Afterwards, write down what you want to give back to the world and everything that would make your life and the world a better place. You might be surprised at what you discover about your true calling. And maybe, you need to make a few hard changes in your life which at times can be scary.
But these changes will help you in achieving the goals which line up with your real passion and find your purpose in life.
How to Follow Your True Calling
Next, it is crucial to have a vision of what you want for your future. You have to imagine where you want to be in one, three, five and ten years. While doing so seems a little frightening because you do not know how you are going to get there, it still is the step you have to take.
Bits of the vision you may have of your true calling might change as you grow and evolve. But you need to keep moving forward by making adjustments. With your end destination in mind, take small steps to get there.
Change Your Mindset
The idea of a true calling and purpose can become overwhelming and apparently impossible that our brain often decides for us. You have to break and modify your mindset, or you will continue to follow your current habits. They prevent you from taking any step to transform your life.
Take Small Actions
So, think about the first step or a small action that you can take to start achieving your purpose and make the necessary change in your life.
Sit Quietly with Your True Calling
It is imperative to have a place where you can quickly travel and peacefully sit when you need to think clearly. Just sit there, meditate on your thoughts and your life will slowly start to make sense.
Look for the Path of Purpose
You have to look for work that would lead you on the road of your purpose and closer to your true calling. And always have a vision of what you want your life to look like in the future.
Make True Calling Plans
It is essential that you take the time to make a plan for one year and more. You have to break your vision down and plan what you would like to achieve. Make plans for the month to come, in the next three months, as well as in the year so you can turn your true calling into a possible outcome.
You need to start hanging out with like-minded people. Begin by listening to podcasts, reading articles and books, watching videos, and traveling to places that will continue to inspire you.
Start Living Your True Calling
You have to begin taking steps today that will bring you closer to living the life that is your real purpose. I know that you have so much potential to do amazing things in your life and even have the ability to make the world a better place.
But if you do not know your true calling, you first have to discover who you are, what you love, and what you want to achieve in your life. And then take actions that will lead you on the right path. Animal causes and rights are my passion, and purpose in life because when I look in their eyes, I do not only see an animal or a pet. I see a living being, a friend and a soul who needs a voice.
Of all the things one can be obsessed with in this world, animals are by far my true calling. Everyone learns that angels have wings. Yet, the lucky ones of us discover that very often they have four paws. Not only do animals live in our homes, but also in our skies, in our oceans, in our mountains as wells as in our forests. We have to respect their place in this world.
A Final Word
Yes, the path of true calling is not always easy, yet the results can lead to something remarkable. Remember, people who are successful are the ones who never quit. So follow your true calling and begin to take actions that are going to push you to make an impact in this world.
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