“Is Your Career Your Calling or Just a 9 to 5?”
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Do you remember your parents asking you what you want to be when you grow up? By the time I was in the 9th grade, my mother started asking me that same question until I graduated from high school. At that time I wasn’t 100% sure what career path I would take, but I had several ideas.
Your calling is that passion that you have deep inside – the career that defines your purpose in life. Someone once told me if you find a job that you love you’ll never have to work a day in your life. Some of us work in careers for so long that we are numb on the inside and outside. We go from appointment to appointment and our days are so mundane. We hardly get any enjoyment out of what we do because it is just another 9 to 5. Have you recently said, ‘I could do this job with my eyes closed?’
People who choose a career, instead of their calling, wake up disappointed that they have to go to work. They hate facing another day. If you find your calling and pursue it, life will become an adventure and not just another 9 to 5.
Ponder over these statements:
Your passion directs you to your calling.
A calling is who you are.
A career is what you do.
A calling is 24-7-365.
A career is a 9 to 5.
A calling is what you would do for free.
A career is what they have to pay you to do.
A calling cannot be measured with money or fame.
In conclusion, take a few moments to ponder over what is going on in your life today and figure out if it compensates towards your calling. Listen to your mind, body and soul. Don’t worry about what others will think or even if they will agree to whatever calling you move towards. Live your life as if tomorrow is your last day on Earth. Enjoy today because tomorrow isn’t definite.
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