Finding your true calling in life is the job of every human being. I mean if we did not know our true calling, then what’s the point of us being here in this world? Fortunately, everybody got their own unique calling which is the easy part while the hard part is finding it. Like Mark Twain once said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.”
The sad thing is some of us still does not found it until now because they choose to play it safe and settle down. Because of that, their life is somehow unhappy. For this reason, I want to put an end to it, because I want all of you to have a good life and live your life to the fullest. Steve jobs had once said that , “The only way to do a great job is to love what you do, if you haven’t found it yet, keep looking.Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it“.
For this blog post, I am here for exactly for that. To help you find out your true calling. Proceed your reading below my friends.
4 Ways To Find your True Calling.
1. Find out what you love to do.
First of all, ask yourself about how much do you love about your current profession. On a scale from 1 to 10, how would you rate your love working as engineer? or as an accountant? or as a secretary? and something like that. You get the point. Is it going to be high as 8 to 10 or below 5? And then ask yourself, “are you happy with the current job that you have?”. If the answer for this is yes, then you are on the right track. If not, proceed to second point below.
2. Focus on your present not the future.
Yes, of course it is s a good thing to have a plan for your future but what you do in the present is what you are going to be in the future right? So you have to keep on trying out new thing or do a little bit experimenting about what you love. For starters, you can with your hobbies such as running, helping other people, writing and whatever you love to do. And then, find out if you can generate some cash from the hobbies. Still not enough? Then proceed to the third point.
3. Find a need or a problem to solve.
In other words, find the needs that other people are not satisfied with and ask yourself “can i do it better?” or “can i solve this problem better than anyone else?”. If yes, try it out and if you do not know the answer, sometimes you can only find you after you try it out. So, be mentally prepare for failure if things go south. Remember, finding out your true calling is not going to be easy, sometime you can found out on a random moments and some are found through experimenting life. Also, finding out what benefits other is the another way that you do to explore the needs of the society.
4. Do not follow someone else dreams.
Because life is too short to live on other people dreams. Just because your parents want or think that you should be a doctor does not mean you should become one. Sometimes it is, but mostly it isn’t. Following someone else dreams is not a good way to have a good life. Remember, you cannot please everyone, but if you do what YOU think you should, at least you’ll be able to sleep at night. Also, if you follow someone else dreams, who wants to follow your dreams? Be yourself and be originals.
Alternatively (or additionally), if you still my blog post is still enough to feed your needs to find your ONE true calling then i suggest you to proceed your readings at my two recommended readings below. These two books were the one that had save me the time and money while finding my one true calling.
The two books are :
1. The Alchemist.
If you ask me to describe how great this book is, it would be “Fantastic“. Because the books tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of his own worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined. Santiago’s journey teaches us about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts (our calling), of recognizing opportunity (needs) and learning to read the omens strewn along life’s path (opportunity), and, most importantly, to follow our dreams.
Why this book? Simple enough because Jeff Goins (the author) will explains to you how to abandon the status quo and live a life that matters with true passion and purpose. In fact, the path to your life’s work is difficult and risky, even scary, which is why few finish the journey. This is a book about discovering your life’s work, that treasure of immeasurable worth we all longing for. It’s about the task you were born to do.
Moreover, life seldom turns out to be what we had hoped and planned for. The twist of fate, setbacks and surprises had left us with no choice but to play it safe. But what if you can turn all of this around? This books will tell you how!
The journey is not going to be easy. We have to prepare as much as we can especially mentally. Also, you only live one time in this world, so make the most of it. Do not settle down. Find out what you were born to do. I end this post with a reminder question at the heart of that famous line from poet Mary Oliver: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”