The success you achieve in life is determined by your ability to find your true calling in life. Are you currently enjoying the work that you are doing? The happiest people are those that have figured out who they are, and have dedicated their lives to doing something they enjoy.
There are several things you can do to help you find your true calling, and pondering the ideas below will help you understand if you are on the correct career path or not.
I’ve attached a relevant quote to each of the six points below that I want to cover. Oh, and if you want to tweet any of these quotes, just click on them. Pretty cool, eh?
What Am I Good At?
[Tweet “”The man who has done his best has done everything.” – Charles M. Schwab”]
We all have different skills that help us to become successful at one thing or another. When you are looking for your true calling in life, you must sit down and determine what these skills are. You need to know what you are good at, as it will help you to look in the right direction.
Notice when people compliment you on different tasks that you do well. When you receive these compliments, it is easy to feel surprised as it comes naturally to you. Pay attention to the things that people say about you as it is a clear message of your skills and will help you know which path you should consider pursuing.
Learning From Past Success
[Tweet “”We do not learn from experience … we learn from reflecting on experience.” – John Dewey”]
To help you find your true calling, you must look back over your life and find out what you did that brought you success. What are the things you have done that have brought you success? What have you done that has brought you some great rewards, and personal satisfaction? What elements of your past success came from times when you cared the most about what you were doing?
Analyzing your past success can bring you great rewards in the future, as it helps you learn from your mistakes and success so you can find your true career path in life.
Changing For The Future
[Tweet “”They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” – Andy Warhol”]
As you look back upon your past, you need to understand what you can change for the future. What did you do correctly with certain successes? What did you do that caused you to fail? Are there relationships from your past that you would avoid if you had the chance to remove them from your past? Are their career moves you would change if you had the chance? While you cannot change your past, you can learn from it and use what you have learned as you move toward the future.
According to a recent poll, over 15% of people in the U.S. workforce are underemployed, meaning they are not working to their full potential. Whatever you do, you want to make sure you’re giving it your full effort, and that your employer appreciates and encourages that. If you feel that you’re not fully realizing your potential, it’s time to make a change.
Do You Want To Continue Working?
[Tweet “”Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius”]
Finding a great career is not an easy thing to do. You need to ask yourself if you love the career you are currently in, and if you would continue working if you won a million dollars. How can you get to a point where you love what you do so much that you would work for free? Finding your true calling in life requires you to come to a point where you know who you are, and what you want to make of yourself.
While most people think of their current career and quitting to travel the world, or help others in a different way, the goal is to find a career that you already love so much you would do for free. Think of where you are now, and where you are going in the future. If you are not in a career that you wake up excited for each day, it is time to change careers.
The success of life is to find out what you want to do and to apply yourself to your full potential. Do not allow yourself to back into a career based on income needs alone. You need to know what you are agreeing to, and that it is the best choice for your life.
Successful people do not feel that they are working. They love what they do and they find their career is their play. Success will allow you to blend your personal life with your work life, and feel great satisfaction when they are combined. You want to be committed to your career if it is something that you absolutely love and want to pursue.
[Tweet “”People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously.” – Eleanor Roosevelt”]
A great way to find out if you are pursuing the right career path is by trying an internship. This will allow you to learn about different careers, and find one that you feel is right for you. It can help you grow from the mold of a day-to-day employee, into someone that recognizes their potential and knows how to employ it.
Get Started Today!
[Tweet “”The future depends on what you do today.” – Mahatma Gandhi”]
In conclusion, I’ll leave you with one final thought. If you were guaranteed success, what would you choose? Would you pick the same career that you’re in now, or would you select something different? Whatever the case may be, it is important that you get started as soon as possible. Start building the future you want right this very second.
So, get out there, and get started! And let me know how everything works out for you. If you found this article helpful, or even if you disagree with some of the things I’ve mentioned, I’d love to hear from you. Add a comment below or reach out on Twitter.