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How do we find our true calling in life?

How do you find your true calling in life?

How do you find your true calling in life?


All of us have various goals and dreams. Irrespective of our passions, most of us aim to become rich and famous. But, isn’t there more to life than just earning good money? Isn’t happiness defined by the work you do, the people you meet which includes your friends and family and the time you get to do your own thing?

While growing up, we have certain dreams which may not always be fulfilled for some reason or the other. Either we lose interest or we don’t have the ways and means to achieve that dream.

“I want to be an air-hostess and see the world.”

“I want to be a pilot.”

“I want to be a movie star.”

I am sure many parents would have heard their kids voicing their interest to work in at least one or all the above domains.

There are so many of us who are working in completely different domains to what we studied at school or university. That’s because of the fact that as we grow up and see the people & the world around us, we form new thoughts and views about work and life in general.

How many engineers work as core engineers? How many MBAs are actually solving business problems? How many writers / journalists actually did courses to pursue writing?

How many times have you heard elders commenting “If you didn’t want to work as an engineer, why did you study engineering? or “Complete your engineering and then think about what you want to do.” And this is where the whole problem lies. So many of us end up doing a course to please everyone but ourselves. We are ingrained to believe that engineering, medicine and the likes are the only domains we can get into.

How many of you go through any normal day of work by just cribbing and sulking around? Are you in your current profession only because of the money? Are you working for the love of doing what you do? Do you feel forced to come to office everyday?

We all must ask ourselves these simple questions. Yes, money and all the materialistic things in life our important. But without loving what you do be it in any domain, you will always stay unhappy.

Finding one’s true calling is a matter of chance and effort. You need to keep your eyes and ears open. And the day you find it, your joy will know no bounds. You will feel like a free bird as though you have been set free from a cage. And that’s why you always need to maintain that passion and dedication to find your true calling.

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

Written for Indispire Edition 82: Now or never.. Given a chance to elope from the present, what is your true calling that you really want to chase??

Linking to NaBloPoMo (National Blog Post Month – September – My post no 7 for this month.

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  1. Money isn’t everything

  2. It’s funny, I actually wrote about it not so long ago as part of NaBloPoMo.
    In case you’re curious, here is my post:
    Doing what I love has always been a priority of mine and I feel blessed that I never had to take a different path than the one I absolutely wanted to follow.

    • aseemrastogi2

      Thanks Joliney for stopping by :).

      It’s really lovely to know that you could follow your passion and do what you wanted to in life. There are so many of us who have to forego our passion either because we are not that confident enough and due to our insecurities or we actually don’t have the resources to fall back upon if things go bad. So we end up compromising with our lives and careers and just start going with the flow.

  3. The traditional college model (at least here in the States) that expects teens to pick a major before they’ve experienced the world is one reason why people get degrees in one field and then work in another. However, I’m not doing what I went to school for, but that doesn’t mean my degree was a waste. Sometimes you have to go through life in one direction until you meet someone or something happens that steers you another way. To your true calling? Perhaps, or maybe just to the next step in the journey to it.

    • aseemrastogi2

      That’s an interesting take. Yeah I guess many of us do find our true calling as we go on in life, experience various education programs, meet people and also open our eyes to the world. And yes, to your point, no degrees are a waste for sure.

  4. aseemrastogi2

    Thanks Alok :). I guess it’s the best thing if one is doing something which he or she enjoys. The worst part would be if one’s job becomes a pain. And this leads to total mayhem in the professional and even personal life.

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