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How can you find your calling?

What can a person do to find their calling or a career that is the right fit for them? How have people discovered their own calling or learned more about what career is a good fit?

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Creator:djeich
Created:over 12 years ago
Activity:10 months ago
Users:8
Ideas:33
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Spend one afternoon each week shadowing someone doing a career you resonate with
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Always move towards what makes you happy
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Do a "Finding my calling" blog and write to it every day or week and chronicle your journey to finding your calling. Encourage other people to comment or even start a forum to go with the blog.
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Go backpacking in another country and keep a journal of your thoughts.
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1) Read lots of psychology and philosophy. 2) Think until steam comes out of your ears
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Spend a year volunteering for a different organization each month to get a taste for what you like.
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Get insight on your calling from your friends by doing the What's My Calling Web Application on Facebook: http://apps.facebook.com/whatsmycalling/
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Identify what books and videos you check out from the library and that could give you a hint to what your interests are.
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Do a variety of volunteer or service projects trying out different things.
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Place it in your mind and think it over while walking a labyrinth.
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If you are a spiritual (not religious) Dr. D Wayne Dyer has some good videos and books. Eckhart Tolle has some good books.
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Keep exposing yourself to different viewpoints and experiences. Read different books, watch different shows, surf different websites. Keep a diversity of ideas flowing your way. The more diverse information you can get the more likely you are to find something truly inspiring.
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Spend some time brainstorming on what you can do for your career or calling. Perhaps a private brainstorm room here could help do that where you continually add ideas for your life.
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While searching don't stress out too much or become too obsessed with the idea of finding yourself. Relax and let it come too you. Sometimes when we look too hard for things we can't find it. It's when we relax and let the situation evolve that it strikes us when we least expect it. Enjoy the journey don't always stress about the destination.
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There is a book called "Please understand me." It contains a personality test/inventory and many sections on what your personality is good at in different aspects of life.
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Ask people who know you well what they think your strongest talents are.
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Invent your own career. Don't limit yourself to a job title that you can find in a book. For example I recently had the urge that I wanted to become a professional brainstormer. I have a long way to go, yes. But I googled this idea and it led me to this website and company as a place to start.
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Ask yourself, If I had a million dollars, what would I do? This may answer your own question of what your real passion is.
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Take a Vacation to an exotic or remote location, a change of scenery that will inspire to think differently about your life and where to go next.
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Meditate
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Find something that you love to do and that you do well.
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"What should I do with my life" is a book to read
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Read books about people on the journey to finding their calling? What are good books for this?
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Do some online interest inventories, assessments or activities. What are links to good ones out there?
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Keep a journal of things you have liked to do that could be clues for your calling.
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Ask your friends what they think your calling is.
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Do career assessments that tell you which careers are good for you.