Everyone was born to do something unique; We didn’t come to this earth just to be another doctor, engineer or lawyer. Of course, all these are respectful professions, but not all of us would want to become just another engineer and get lost in the crowd.
You don’t choose your work; your work chooses you!
You need to find your calling, as they call it! Steve jobs once said, The Only Way To Do Great Work Is To Love What You Do.
If You Haven’t Found It Yet, Keep Looking. Don’t Settle.
Unless you find your calling, your soul will keep looking for that one thing you were born for.
Your passion might not lead to the place you have always imagined, but it will lead you the place you have are destined for.
You might be wondering, what it exactly feels like when you have found your passion. Here’s what it feels like when you have finally found your passion in life.
10 Signs That Suggests You Found Your Calling
1. You ditch your college
Most entrepreneurs and great people left their colleges for achieving great heights in life.
Not all of them were successful. However, most of the successful people are college drop-outs. They did so because they had found their calling in life and believed that college degrees wouldn’t be able to provide them what they are looking for.
If you are experiencing or have experienced the same, you have probably found your passion. You venture into risky careers and enter into unknown territory.
On a side note, I am a dropout too. I started LifeHacks after I dropped out.
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2. You don’t work for money
Of course, money is always the goal. But, when you find your passion in life, you don’t just work for money.
There is an external force that keeps moving you forward even if you are stuck at zero earnings or huge losses.
You work because you love to.
You will find that you have never been so much passionate about anything (in your entire life).
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3. You work harder
The only difference between you and the rest is that you work harder than them.
You will have the passion for it and won’t get tired working more hours.
You want to master your passion and are also ready to bear as many failures as you can.
The difference between a master and beginner is that the master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.
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4. Everyone seems to have two lives; You’ve got just one — Work Life!
Seriously when you work with passion, you just forget to separate your “personal life” from your “professional life.”
You will get so engrossed in your work that it will be the last thing on your mind when you go to sleep and the first thing you think about in the morning.
In short, your mind, body, and soul are committed to your work and nothing else.
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5. You Grab Each and Every Opportunity
You will be so much in love with your work that you simply can’t let opportunities get out of your way.
You would like to grab as many opportunities as you can, not out of greed but with the intention to learn and grow more.
What’s more? You will never be tired doing those stuff.
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6. You don’t care about people’s opinion
You will find yourself so much happy with your work that you just can’t afford to live your life based on people’s opinion.
People may/may not like your job, but you will officially won’t care about them anymore.
You will feel secure. You know that your strength lies in your uniqueness and you simply cannot ruin your happiness and strength for the happiness of others.
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7. You love Weekdays more than Weekends.
It doesn’t mean that you don’t love weekends, but your work gives you a high that Saturdays & Sundays can’t provide.
Even during weekends, you consistently have ‘work goals’ in your mind.
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8. You don’t feel aimless
You will have self-confidence and won’t have the feeling of being aimless anymore.
You may or may not succeed at work at the initial stage, but you feel that one day you can achieve something.
You think that you have everything that can help you reach your goal.
You are even ready to spend sleepless nights just to turn your dream into reality.
A dream is not that which you see while sleeping it is something that does not let you sleep.
― A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
9. People often complain about you being “Too Busy”.
If your friends and family keep scolding you for being “too busy,” You have found your calling. You are so indulged in your work that you almost forget to watch T.V or do any sorts of unproductive works.
You would rather spend 18 hours working for your dream than to spend 18 hours enjoying.
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10. You no longer wait for holidays and bonuses
You love your job and you are doing it just to make yourself happy.
Unlike other individuals, you don’t crave for holidays or bonuses for the amount of energy you put in.
You’re pretty much living the moment – enjoying every day.