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How to Learn Your Best Career Calling (Find Your Best Professional Potential)
Most of us came here on Earth with a deep sense of purpose. Unfortunately, not many realize what their true vocation in life is. There are people all over the world that seem to know what they are here to do, even since they were small children. They have a certain passion or they are extremely gifted in some areas, which makes it very easy to determine their life’s purpose.
But what about all the other “ordinary” folks who don’t really see clearly their destiny? We may spend our whole lives wondering “How to find my inner calling?” or “Do I really matter or am I just a background for the extraordinary people to shine?”
To my mind, we all came here with an agenda. The thing is that it doesn’t have to be something very gigantic or profound. But there is always something we decided to do or fulfill, even if it’s just learning how to be a good parent or how to enjoy life on Earth.
So, how to find your higher calling? What was that specific aim you set before coming into this world?
I have gathered some info or pointers that can help you realize your potential in this lifetime and I tried to find the simplest tools out there for this purpose. Or these simple guidelines can help you learn your best side hustle potential – if you have a family to take care of, it is not a wise thing to just quit your job and follow your passions right away!
Here’s what you can do:
1. Go back in time!
Let’s go back to the time when you were a small child! Do you remember what you wanted to become when you grow up? I am not kidding! I do realize that there are certain popular professions among kids such as astronauts, police officers or ballerinas and doctors. But what I want you to do is think honestly – what games did you like to play often? Maybe you have heard that small children still remember their life purpose, but in time, they start to forget what they came here to do. But on a subconscious level we still have some remaining memories of our mission on Earth. The problem comes when over the years our parents, teachers, society or even ourselves start to impose other people’s visions of what our best carrier choice might be. Maybe as a kid you dreamed about becoming a doctor, but when you grew up you abandoned this idea because it was not profitable enough anymore. A true example from my homeland is being a teacher. Back in the days, this was one of the most desired and respectful professions. But not anymore! Nowadays, you need to be a bit of a masochist to choose this carrier. And the result is – many people dropped their passion of becoming educators and went for other professions which do not bring them joy and satisfaction. So, go back in time when you were a kid and try to remember what your honest wish was, no matter how silly it may look.
2. What are your gifts, talents, and skills?
Do you have any talents? I know you do!
Even a little bit. You don’t have to be Salvador Dali to be a good painter, for instance. Think outside of the box – being organized, analytical, even being a daydreamer could be seen as a talent. Writing is a perfect thinking tool to see the big picture – write down all of your strengths, abilities, expertise, knowledge etc. Now that you see all of these, do you feel a certain inclination towards any of the above mentioned talents? Your gut feeling is extremely valuable here!
3. How do other people see you?
If you had some serious problem identifying your strengths, ask others to asses you. Sometimes we are so used to being ourselves that we can’t see anything special about us. Seeing other people’s strengths (and weaknesses) is much easier when being an observer. So, ask your closest friends and relatives for their opinion. How do they see you? Do they see or feel what your obvious carrier path could be or what you are really good at? Just make sure they give their honest opinion rather than trying to avoid disappointing you or maybe pushing forward their own unrealized ambitions (parents often tend to do that). If you have been suffering with low self-esteem, this step is a must, because people with a poor self image tend to underestimate their abilities! (And maybe it’s time to start appreciating yourself a little more!)
4. What are your hobbies?
“Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”
Notice how most successful people turned their hobbies into a business. If you ask them what the secret of their success is, they might say something like hard work and dedication. Yes, I agree! But isn’t it different to be passionate about your job, to work long hours for a cause you believe in, and to totally immerse yourself in what you do, as opposed to working 8 hours (or more) in a job you can’t stand? So, I would say not only being diligent, but also being in love in what you do will bring success and fulfillment. This is why looking at our hobbies can give us a huge hint in what we are supposed to do. Just don’t discard them so quickly! At first, it might look impossible, but there are infinite possibilities in numerous niches that haven’t been tapped yet. For example, you may find joy in playing video games all day and there are people around the world working as game testers! Now that sounds fun! And besides, this simple exercise can help find your best side hustle option. You don’t need to make radical career changes right away!
5. Some astrological hints
I love astrology, but unfortunately it has been really distorted by the mass media these days. Anyway, this is a whole other story. The thing is that we can use this powerful tool to help us realize our potentials, natural inclinations and opportunities. All you need is you birth date, place and time (as precise as possible) and you are ready to go to a professional astrologer to give you a full birth chart report (including your best career choices). If you are not ready to do this yet, you can try this yourself. To start, read this article, follow the instructions, and continue with the astrological series covering the potentials of the tenth house. Other really useful books on this topics are Jan Spiller’s The Astrology of Success, Vol. 2 of The Only Way to Learn Astrology, and Vol. 3 of The Only Way to Learn Astrology.
And remember, whatever you choose, it is never too late and you don’t have to be perfect! Here is an interesting part from Linda Goodman’s Star Signs I really love:
“ … Linda: I’m sure I didn’t sound like Barbara Streisand.
The Guest: And why should you sound like her? … It would be a sad and quiet, lonely forest if no bird sang except the nightingale…”
6. Find your true calling in life with Human design
I saved the best for last, so read carefully! 🙂
Several years ago I found an amazing system for making the correct decisions in life, including finding our vocation. It is called Human Design and it is a sort of a mixture between astrology, I Ching, Quantum Physics, Spirituality, the Law of Attraction, etc.
It is extremely practical and it gives you day-to-day exercises and guidelines to get in touch with your inner intuition and your best decision-making strategy. It is absolutely mind-blowing!
I personally have been using this system for about 5 years and the results are amazing – I finally understand how my energy and my inner gut feeling work!
I truly believe that Human design will give you the necessary tools to find your place in the world, not only in terms of career and finances, but also in personal relationships, health and wellness, maintaining high energy levels, physical capabilities, etc. If this resonates with you, you can check out one of the awesome Human Design teachers Rosy Aronson, Ph.D and start changing your life!
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