What are the 5 Signs You Found Your True Calling and as a matter of interest, what is a true calling? Why don’t we find out and discover what the signs are and see if you have any of them.
What is a True Calling?
- The term calling came into circulation in a Christian context during the medieval period to describe the abrupt imperative people might encounter to devote themselves to Jesus’ teachings. Now a secularized version has survived, which is prone to give us an expectation that the meaning of our lives might at some point be revealed in a ready-made and decisive form, rendering us permanently immune to confusion, envy, and regret.
Discovering your true calling is not always easy.
Once upon a time, people went into a job and stayed in it their whole lives, whether they were happy or not. A job was something you did to keep your family fed and a roof over your heads, Now though everyone wants work they enjoy and as we are all different we aren’t all chasing the same work fortunately.
Is it always your work?
Of course it may not be a job that is your true calling, it may be the way you help others. I know a wonderful lady who always stops to speak to people and can sense if they are troubled, lonely or excited to tell someone some news. Even if she is in a rush to get back home, she won’t hurry the person, knowing they need to talk it out. She is one of those rare people that really listens and makes the person feel really cared for.
Or it could be about a hobby you have, that you are passionate about and want to encourage others to do. Often we pass on an interest to others because we talk so passionately about something.
For some, they have more than one true calling that is a combination of areas that they can apply their skill set to. Whether it’s finding the perfect career, creating a business, or volunteering for an important charity, you will know when you’ve found your true calling from these five signs.
What are the 5 signs you found your true calling
It Aligns with Your Core Values
- Core values are the fundamental beliefs of a person or organization. These guiding principles dictate behavior and can help people understand the difference between right and wrong. Core values also help companies to determine if they are on the right path and fulfilling their goals by creating an unwavering guide. There are many different examples of core values in the world, depending upon the context.
Your true calling should be an extension of your beliefs and worldview. You core values and beliefs are those formed over time, some come from childhood others are formed as you grow. They create the way you see the world and the way you want your world to be. This is what your true calling means to you, creating a perfect world for you where everything flows as it should.
It Doesn’t Feel Like Work
Your work doesn’t feel like work anymore. You can’t wait to get started and the day just rushes by and you don’t want to stop. 40 hour weeks are too short. You start early and don’t want to stop, it feels more like an enjoyable hobby than work. Your work enables you to create the life you want, everything just flows in a synchronistic fashion. The lines between work and fun begin to become blurred as you are continually pursuing your ideal life.
You Immerse Yourself Completely
When you’ve found your true calling, it is so easy to become completely engrossed in what you are doing and time becomes irrelevant. Your work completely absorbs you and you find yourself wishing you had more time to work. When asked what your hobbies are you often have to admit that its your work too.
You don’t have to force yourself to work when you are doing something you love.
Your Stress Levels Decrease
To counteract the stress hormones that seem to be prevalent in a majority of people these days, it’s important to match them with a more significant amount of happy hormones. Working on something you love will naturally lower the cortisol and other stress hormones. Becoming totally absorbed in something you love to do is very relaxing and enjoyable. The result is that it makes you happy and therefore no longer stressed.
When you find your true life’s calling you will start to notice an increase in your energy levels and an overall improvement in your well-being.
You Have Better Balance in Your Life
One of the hardest things for people to accomplish is balance in life. Too many people live their lives trying to keep one step ahead of their commitments and mounting bills. When you’ve found your true calling, your work gives you the opportunity to enjoy your work, live well and have fun. The lines between each overlap and you find it hard to tell the difference between them.
Many people struggle to identify what it is that they are meant to do and struggle to decide on the path they should take. Sometimes, you need to take a step back and think about what you love to do and identify the career paths that come with it.
Once you find your true calling all aspects of your life will seem to flow easily. Everything falls into place and obstacles disappear.
Ultimately, finding your true calling can improve all aspects of your life. You will feel more relaxed and happy. Contentment will follow and life in general will be enjoyable.
You will feel gratitude for such a wonderful life and that will increase your happiness and wellbeing. This is living life in the flow, where all obstacles disappear and everything flows easily to you. Everything you want and need appears at the right time. An example is: you want to change your car for a newer one and you see just what you want at the right price, without effort.
It’s a great place to strive for and a wonderful place to be in.
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