“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
I’m convinced that if everyone fought for their true purpose, for their heart’s desire, for their ultimate potential on this planet it would end all wars. Life would change as we know it.
Depression would not exist. People would wake up genuinely happy about their day.
It’s time to start living from your heart, my friend.
What are some qualities of people who are “doing what they were made to do”?
They have a fire about them, don’t they?
They are the people who wake up excited to do their work.
They are the people who don’t dread Mondays….
Most of them have worked REALLY HARD to get where they are…
They are brimming with passion and purpose…
Who wouldn’t want that?
These people didn’t just stumble upon their callings… they didn’t just “find” them either… they FOUGHT FOR THEM.
Maybe you’re at a point in your life where you don’t love what you do. You wake up every morning and think about it and you feel dread!
Many of us spent our elementary school years dreaming about what we wanted to be when we grew up.
But what really determines what we were meant to do in life?
Our calling in life sits right in the middle of these three things…
#1 Doing something you’re good at
#2 Making people’s lives better
#3 Feeling appreciated
Right in the middle is a “sweet spot” where you’re calling in life sits.
So pull out a pen and paper and I’ll guide you through this process!
Circle One: Doing Something You’re Good At
Maybe you are at a point in life where you don’t know what you’re good at. That’s okay! Go to your five closest friends and ask them, “What am I good at?” More likely than not they will be able to quickly point out your strengths. You might be shocked at what they say, but take it to heart and write it down!
Circle Two: Making People’s Lives Better
How do you take your strengths and turn them into something that can bless people’s lives? What do your specific gifts and talents have to offer the world?
Circle Three: Feeling Appreciated
As human beings we all need validation. What does appreciation to you look like? Words of affirmation? People emailing you? Seeing that you saved your boss a bunch of money? Watching little kids light up in your classroom? Are you a face-to-face kind of person or do you prefer to reach people through the words you write?
RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE of all these things… is your calling. Now you may not quite know what it is yet, but ponder about these things. Really dig deep.
“But how in the world am I supposed to find it, Drew? My sweet spot…”
I can’t give you a definitive answer, but remember these things…
#1 Difficult Experiences Often Lead You To Your Calling
Sometimes the most difficult experiences in our lives lead us to our greatest roads and opportunities. Going through the challenges I did when I was a young child helped me to learn compassion for myself and empathy for other people.
#2 Just Because You Were Meant To Do It Doesn’t Mean It’s The Easiest Road
It won’t all be sunshine and easy gliding. It’s probably going to be a lot of freakin’ work! You’re going to have to bust your booty day in and day out at the beginning. There may be days where you will feel like giving up. But then you will remember your WHY and that will push you through your dark moments.
#3 People Who Know You May Give You Clues
What do people say about you? When you are seeking your true calling often the things people say may give you hints. The universe will speak to you. And if the voice isn’t clear, ask point blank. And listen.
#4 Your Calling In Life Is A Journey, Not A Destination
It’s not a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, it’s a journey across a rainbow. Successful people are successful because they are not just looking at that ONE end goal that they want to achieve. They are working on their craft day in and day out and constantly living in their small victories.
#5 It’s Never Too Late
Age is irrelevant here. I could list dozens of people in history who didn’t “make it” until they were in their 50’s (or older!). So no matter how old you are, age is NOT an excuse to sit back and let your dreams sail passed you!
#6 It Can’t Be About Money
This is not to say money won’t come, but it can’t be your underlying motive. It isn’t enough.
#7 Decide How Much It Means To You
If you think you’ve found your calling ask yourself – what does this mean to me? Does it make me HAPPY? Am I excited to wake up for this? Would I do it if I wasn’t getting paid? Will it impact the people I love?
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.” – Steve Jobs
If you go to bed dreaming about what you are going to create the next day because you know it is going to influence the world for the better, you’ll know you’ve found your purpose.
You don’t simply “find” your calling – you fight for it!
Remember, we’re in this together.
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Drew Canole is a rockstar in the world of fitness, nutrition and mindset, with a huge heart for others and doing his part to transform the world, one person at a time.
As the founder and CEO of Fitlife.TV, he is committed to sharing educational, inspirational and entertaining videos and articles about health, fitness, healing and longevity. He is also a best selling author and the founder of Organifi, an organic, incredibly delicious greens powder, chock-full of superfoods to make juicing easy no matter your busy schedule.
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