Who knows their “true calling”?

Are you happy in your current position or job?  Do you know what your true calling is or was?  Did you settle?  Do you think you could be doing something more productive?  Or, have you, ever even considered any of these questions? I think most of us HAVE questioned ourselves, our lives, our careers at some point  – but do we think it’s too late to bother changing things now?  Perhaps the reality may be the old saying, “it’s never too late…”

When it comes to following your true calling, maybe you have a fear of failure, disapproval, success(or the pressure of maintaining it).  Maybe you feel your true calling is out of reach at this point, because you dreamed of being a doctor or something that requires more time and money than you have to invest.  Well, perhaps if you wanted to be a doctor, you could figure out the “why” portion and from there figure out what  career is similar.  For example; there are plenty of careers you can learn, where you don’t have to put in so much time and money as becoming a doctor.  Perhaps an x-ray technician, a nurse, or even just finding a job in ‘n’ around that area of help, like someone who helps assist at the doctors office or a walk-in clinic.

There are many people you can look at, and read about in order to inspire you to do what you always knew you could. In my life, I need not look any further than my own mother.
She was a young lady who…. Ooooops – ended up taking on the role of “mother” very young, for what must have seemed a lifetime to her(I can only imagine), since she had four children by the time she was in her 20’s.  She didn’t work a regular job or career until my siblings were adults. I think I was about 11 years old when she decided to get a job. She worked, but she obviously wanted more. When I was a teenager she decided to pursue what SHE loved!  She loved working with numbers and using her mind on paper so she went to college for a few years and took an Accounting course. Just this past January, my mother retired with more than 20 years service from a very important position in Accounting at a well-established company.
She’s an amazing inspiration! I barely even noticed she attended college, because she remained such an attentive mother during the process. She did it seamlessly in my eyes and I’m so glad she did this. 🙂 Both my parents are very hard workers who always find a great balance between work and family in order to be an inspiration for their children.
Everyone should know, nothing is impossible – THEY TOO, CAN DO IT!! Just try and find what makes you happiest.

We all get busy with “life”, children, boyfriends and so many other things. Time flies. We let others guide the decisions we make about what WE want to do. Sometimes this can work, but perhaps… not. It can seem overwhelming to move on & do something we feel we love, rather than just remain in our current job. It’s kinda like that old boyfriend I had – “comfortable“, or just easier to keep things as-is. Well, lemme tell ya – when I ditched that old, comfortable habit, my life changed in the best way. I thought I was happy before – NOT! I realized, I never knew how happiness could really feel. So, please begin to question yourself, your life. Are you happy or are you just going through the motions? Maybe you don’t even realize it… You never thought about it. Well, life is short, so perhaps it’s time to dive a little deeper into what’s calling upon you. 🙂

Then you may wonder, “how can I figure this out?” There’s no exact science, but you may wanna start out writing a list. Make a list of every time you remember being happy or even ‘completely content’. What activity were you totally absorbed in? It doesn’t matter what that was. Maybe list three or four and see if there’s a common denominator or if there’s any way to combine a couple activities. Don’t think rationally while doing this, just do it. Then analyze them to see if there’s a career anywhere close…

Sometimes what was calling to you when you were young, is still what makes you happy. Sometimes you get off track when you are young. You may have been or are still, in college. You partied a bit too much; you met new people who got you off track; you thought you were smarter than the course you were taking. Well, chances are, you should have stuck to it, or you may find yourself back in that college way, way, way in the future, learning what you always KNEW you LOVED!

All I can say is that you should follow your heart in order to become “yourself” or “the you that you love”.

Thanks for tuning in 😀

Tanya

Professional Organizer
Tanya@cleaningdeclutter.com
416.428.5929

Comments

  1. Thank you Tanya! I’ve had this on my mind for the past year but also struggle with the financial concern from going back to study… Really well said and appreciated the push to help me find what my “true calling” is!

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