You have a unique calling in life, even if you don’t know it yet. Most people struggle to find theirs. Some spend their entire lives not knowing their calling.

There is a way to find your calling and that’s what this post is all about. By the end, you will be on the right path to uncovering your unique calling too.

Steven Pressfield, author of Turning Pro and Do The Work, believes that there are 4 main questions you need to ask yourself and answer truthfully.

  1. What are you more afraid of than anything in the world?
    Fear can be used in two ways. It can either paralyze you, or it can be used to drive you and show you your true calling. You see, more often than not, what you’re afraid of is usually the thing you MOST need to do in life.We often get held back by the voice in our head which quietly tells us “you can’t do it. What if you fail? What if everyone laughs at you?”. That voice is a part of you that was created many years ago. It may not be relevant anymore.It’s important to determine why that voice is there, what is it’s true message and to learn how to update that voice and it’s language to fit what you want your life to look like today.
  2. If money were no object, what would you do every day?
    What actually interests you endlessly?The sad truth is, most people didn’t choose their job because they love it. They’re doing it because the job pays the bills. Just look at the sad state of most people you meet in your day to day life. Most people are sad and depressed.Almost everyone is in a perpetual state of feeling uncomfortable and afraid. Because they haven’t found their calling. Think back…what did you want to do when you were a kid? What can you talk about non-stop on a Saturday night with your friends?
  3. What would be the last thing you’d do if you knew you were going to die in 3 months?
    This question will really make you think of what’s important to you. Your calling is precisely that. YOUR calling.What actually makes you the happiest? Traveling? Walking the dog? Playing guitar? Writing books? The obvious sign you’re on the right track is the feeling of joy that activity brings you.
  4. What would you do if fear were not a factor and you knew you would not be judged?
    Too often we don’t pursue our calling because we’re afraid of what people would think or say about us.Remember, more people are afraid of public speaking than death. Given the option of giving a eulogy or dying, most people would rather be in the casket! Why is that? We care more about others opinions than our own dreams and desires.That’s why generations of kids become doctors, accountants, nurses, engineers, and so on. Not because they want to, but because it’s the “right thing to do”.

So what would you do if everyone supported and encouraged your dreams? Assuming it’s legal, of course, what would you do?

Here’s what you need to do now.

Step 1) Write the four questions down and find a quiet place to sit and be alone with your thoughts.
Step 2) Give yourself an hour or two just to think and come up with honest answers to the four questions above.

In Oprah’s words, your job in life is to figure out why you were placed on this earth.

You would be shocked at how many people don’t know what their calling is…and you would also be amazed at how quickly your life can change once you finally discover your calling and you start following it. Life becomes incredibly rewarding and fun once your calling aligns with your true purpose.

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