A scary percentage of people don’t like their jobs and see them as a necessary evil to make ends meet. However, if you can merge your passions with your job, you’re on to a winning formula that identifies your calling.
This might be starting your own business or identifying a line of work you can do under someone else. The most important aspect is that you’ve found something you love spending time on and actually look forward to working.
Here are 12 Things You’ll Know If You’ve Discovered Your Calling.
1. It doesn’t matter how much money you make, you’ve found your passion
Money is obviously a bonus but spending your time doing something you love rather than counting down the minutes until you get to leave the office, more than makes up for a lack of money.
2. People who have discovered their callings will begin appearing in your life
People who are really happy in what they’re doing give off a certain vibe and you can tell when someone has it. Other people who have found their calling will suddenly be more obvious to you and you’ll enjoy spending time with people who are more positive.
3. Your relationships with friends and family will greatly improve
All the frustrations and built up aggression from working a job you hate disappear. People will start commenting on how much happier you seem and love spending time with you.
You know this is what you’re meant to be doing so you’ll take the risks necessary in order to achieve your goals. Most people like to play it safe, but not you. You have to take risks to reach the top and you trust in your ability to make it.
5. If something keeps you away from you purpose for too long, it can feel like physical pain
Anything that keeps you from your passion is a burden and that’s why entrepreneurs find it so hard to switch off for the day. However it’s not just them, anyone who’s working on something they love will find it difficult to switch off and do something else.
6. Life seemed harder before but now it’s much easier, doors open and opportunity seems to be around every corner
Things seem to fall into place. You’re meeting the right people, identifying new opportunities and doors seem to be opening everywhere! This is because on a positive level you’re looking for advancement and spotting the opportunities as they present themselves.
7. You will know this is what you’re supposed to be doing, even on the days where things don’t go according to plan
We all have bad days and when we’re not doing something we’re passionate about it’s easy to feel like throwing in the towel. However, if you’ve found your calling you’ll know it’s these challenging days that lead to success and there’s nothing more important that sticking with it.
8. You have a heightened sense of intuition and your gut feelings are proved to be right more often
Because you have such an interest in the work you’re doing and you’re open to any opportunity that comes your way, your gut feelings will become more pronounced and you’ll learn to trust it more. Most of the time, you’re going to be proven right.
9. Your physical and mental health will improve dramatically
Stress is a major health issue and can have serious effects on both the body and mind. Working on something you love significantly reduces, if not removes, work related stress and you’ll start to feel a lot healthier – even though you may be working extra hours.
10. Your level of happiness and contentment will reach levels you’ve never experienced before
Thought you were happy before? It’s nothing like what you’re experiencing now. If you think about it, it’s going to be really hard to stay happy if you’re spending 8 hours a day doing something you have no interest in. Spending them on your passion is going to make a huge difference in your levels of happiness.
11. Life finally seems to slow down. Where you feel like you’ve been enjoying yourself for hours, it’s only a few minutes
You get completely lost in your work and projects and while it seems you’ve spent hours on something, it can in fact be measured in minutes. This is because you’re able to focus to a much higher degree and tasks that would have taken ages before, you finishing in a fraction of the time.
12. Life makes sense again and you are enjoying every moment of it
Life is for living, not surviving and your work shouldn’t just be about a paycheck at the end of the month. Everyone needs money, however that shouldn’t mean you need to do something you hate in order to make it. Instead, work at what you love and it won’t feel like work at all!