What is a true calling? How do you find it and use it to fuel your fire? Be sure to watch the video for all the answers.
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Hey everybody. I’m Candace Rusling with Monk & Mills and today we’re talking about true path. We’re gonna break down dharma, your calling, and what it really means to feel like you’re on the right path in your life.
Okay. Let me start by saying I definitely believe in dharma. Now, call it faith; call it a vision; call it whatever you want; I believe in it. Big magic, baby, I am all over that. But, a lot of us use the idea of dharma or following your calling as an excuse to jump out when things get tough.
So what’s the difference between believing in dharma and using it as an excuse? When you are afraid to put the work in, it becomes an excuse or a crutch. And so, it’s easy to say, “Well, things got really hard and things didn’t work exactly the way I wanted them to,” … and the pieces of the puzzle just aren’t quite coming together as easily as I want, so this must not be my calling.
Do you see how that’s probably not very logical and definitely an excuse? It is not so easy to figure out who and what you’re going to be in life. Most of us really have to search and we have to work pretty hard once we get there. So if you can’t use a calling or dharma as an excuse, how do you figure out when you’ve actually found it? How do you even know? All you have to do is close your eyes and picture your perfect life. What does it feel like? Not what does it look like, but the feel. And the reason why this is so important is because your dharma, what you’re meant to do, your calling, is not likely to be specific, like, “Psst, hey girl, … You are meant to work in that office over there.”
Look, it’s going to be a feeling, it’s going to be I’m meant to lead. I’m meant to help. I’m meant to affect change. Or you’re going to think: “I want to be a bigger deal.” I want to spend my life writing and influencing. All of those things, they come together to make you who you are.
Whatever your choice is, just remember that when it gets hard is not the time to think, “Well, maybe this isn’t what I’m supposed to be doing.” The exact moment it gets hard is the moment that you dig in and you find your grit. You find your power and you say: “If I’m willing to work for it, and yeah, girl, this is what I’m meant to do with my life,” … Reinventing grit is not easy.
Your calling is meant to fuel your soul. It’s meant to tell you the direction you’re supposed to go. And all it does is give you a feeling for the future.
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