I truly believe that everyone has a calling – or passion which is the word I prefer to use.
I also believe that everybody can be an entrepreneur – especially if they follow their passion.
The question I used to ask myself was “What is my passion?”
I have stopped asking because now I know but actually asking didn’t help much. It is a bit like saying all the time “I want to be happy”, then you are definitely not going to be happy. It is about enjoying every moment of life, being present and grateful, and then suddenly we realize that we are happy. The same goes for your passion or your true calling if you like that better, if you desperately look for it, you are not going to find it. Your life will constantly give you hints and it is your task to notice these hints – and then you will know, what is your passion.Stop looking for your passion. Start to notice the hints you are given.
Finding your true calling may take time
It took me a long time to realize what my passion or actually passions are or let’s say accept them because they were actually there all the time. I think some of us might know when we are six years old and others when we are sixty. We might also know our passions and choose to ignore them for a while until we feel the time is right to pursue them. Then there are others that say they don’t have a passion for anything. I don’t believe that, I think they are blocking the hints that they are given and/or need to try something new in life in order to get more hints. This is essentially what we do for our children, we let them try all kinds of sports, music or other hobbies early in life in the hope that they will discover their passion, in case it is not one of the subjects at school.
Choosing to pursue your passion
It is a choice, to follow your passion or not. Following your passion doesn’t always mean that you have to give up your current job and follow your passion full-time. For various reasons it might make more sense to keep the passion as a hobby or something you do besides your job. I think many of the older generation knew their passions but choose to ignore them their whole lives because it would have disrupted the life that they had planned for themselves or others or out of loyalty to employers or family. I think most of us are in a different place today and have realized that pursuing our passion is what we need to live a happy and fulfilled life.
One author who has written extensively about this subject is Steven Pressfield. If you haven’t heard about him before then I highly recommend you check out his three books on overcoming resistance and doing the work which essentially means stop procrastinating and pursue your passion; Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life’s Work, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles & Do the Work. I read them all in one-go and can highly recommend them for anybody who is fighting the lizard brain (see my last blog post).
One versus many passions
How I found my true callingWhat is your true calling? It is your job to find out @oprah