Little Things That Help You Find Your Calling...

@cluelle (132)
December 6, 2012 2:22pm CST
I was talking to a new aquaintance recently. He's shifted from subject to subject in university, always along a theme of interests, but never settling on anything. It was only after talking to a close friend that he was able to think more about specific things he valued, experiences he had that made him redefine his goals. When he related this story to me, it helped me think a little more about my own goals, how I could match up what I know or can do to what is available to me. I was thinking especially of how much I enjoyed teaching a child (informally) to play a sport properly this year, and that I was actually able to engage with her and pass on a skill, and that was one of only a few things that felt really satisfying - as in, I could do this all the time, even if it wasn't always rosy. It's interesting that passing on a story about self-discovery seems to have a good effect like that.
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7 Dec 12
Doing things that you really enjoy doing, and not even getting or feeling tired of doing it. Doing things that you are so.passionate about even with the least compensations, that's for me is your calling.
6 Dec 12
I think for myself, my calling takes shape based on the things I actually succeed at and am satisfied with versus the things I plan to do.
@WakeUpKitty (8694)
• Netherlands
6 Dec 12
It does indeed. I think most of us forget about our calling while we are growing up and are getting forced into all the things we should do/handle just because... If you go back to that time you probably remember what you like most, might be you won't anymore since if it comes to that we do change our opinions also (because of life experiences, other view on ...). Thanks for sharing.
@subhojit10 (7375)
• India
6 Dec 12
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well yes u are absolutely correct, such small experiences do make a difference in our lives and we start thinking rationally after that. I know that guy was never comfortable with one subject and that was the reason why he was switching from one subject to another and may be he was trying to find his area of interest. In life also this happens with most of us where we keep changing things to find which gives more pleasure happiness and solace. What say?
• United States
6 Dec 12
As a kid, I always had a vivid imagination. Especially when it came to writing. In second grade, I had this knack of making up stories at the top of my head. This came into play later on down the road that would enhance my writing. It was known at a young age that I would have somewhat a lucrative writing calling.