LIVING A LIFE OF PURPOSE IS CONFIRMED WITH THESE SIGNS
Finding your true calling and living a life of purpose can be difficult to do. A lot of people end up trying a few different directions or careers before they eventually find the right one. For some, they have discovered their true calling and live it through a combination of areas that they can apply their skill set to.
Whether it’s finding the perfect career, creating a business, or volunteering for an important charity, you will know when you are living a life of purpose from these five signs.
Your Calling Aligns with Your Core Values
Your true calling should be an extension of your beliefs and worldview. You find you work every day to create a version of the world that you imagine. When you pursue this vision, you believe you are doing what you were created to do, both physically and spiritually. This is what your true calling means to you.
Its Work, But Not A Job
The work you are doing is no longer the slow grind that it used to be. Your work should enable you to create the lifestyle you want, that is consistent with your true nature and your spiritual calling, which includes your job. The lines between job and fun begin to become blurred as you are continually living your life of purpose.
You Are Completely Immersed
When you’ve found your true calling, it is easy for you to become completely immersed in what you are doing. The minutes just seem to fly by.
Your work absorbs you, and you find yourself wishing you had more time to work. You don’t have to force work when you are doing something you love.
Your Stress Levels Decrease
You know the physical and mental health dangers of too much stress. To counteract the stress hormones, it’s important to match them with a more significant number of happy hormones. This can come when you work has more purpose. Working on something you love will naturally lower the cortisol and other stress hormones. When you live a life of purpose you will start to notice an increase in your energy levels and an overall improvement in your well-being.
There is Realistic Work Life Balance
One of the hardest things for people to accomplish is balance in life. Too many people live their lives trying to keep one step ahead of their commitments and mounting bills.
When you are working in your calling and purpose, your work gives you the opportunity to work, live, give value, and have fun. The lines between each overlap and you find it hard to tell the difference between them.
What To Do Next
You probably don’t need this list to tell you if you are living a life of purpose. You already know and you can feel it in your soul.
If this list is appealing to you, and you aren’t sure where to start, maybe begin working backwards! Take each of these five signs and think about how you would define each one in your life.
What would be work for you, but not feel like a “job”?
Are there core values you hold dearly and just can’t seem to align with your work?
What kind of work would lower your stress levels?
If you could totally immerse yourself into a job, and not feel the time passing, what would that job be?
These seem like simple questions, but they will take some concentration for you to answer meaningfully. You may also want to use a guide to help you work through them. Often an objective, third-party resource can take some of the emotion out of these kinds of decisions.
Use these give signs to test your true calling. Make them guideposts along your journey to live a life of purpose.