“Every human being is born into this world fully equip not only to take care of him or herself but to contribute to the well being of the world as a whole. Some get the chance to explore their potential, but others never get the chance to unwrap the wonderful gifts they were born with. They die with those gifts unexplored and the world remains deprived of their contribution.
”- Muhammad Yunis
Trying to find your passion, your calling, your “Holy Grail” is a quest we all begin in our minds. Some of us allow the quest to unfold in our physical world, while others continue the quest in thought from beginning to end over and over again. We are all trying to discover what allows us to be the highest version of ourselves most, if not all the time. We have the opportunity to discover how to optimize our lives every day in each moment. Shift the anxiety felt from not knowing your passion or how to get there into forward movement that promotes growth instead of building a safety net where fear and doubt lies. All of our paths are unique. Ask yourself what is the vision for your life in the next 3-5 years. Yes, this is a standard question we have heard time and time again but a very relevant one. If you can believe it, you can achieve it, but seeing it is the first step. Do not focus on the extrinsic goals: money, fame, followers, impressing people, or cars. Consider your intrinsic goals: your definition of freedom, relationships, your image, your happiness, your peace. If you desire to be an artist, social activist, teacher, designer, speaker, you must understand each day sums up your year which in turn, sums up your life.
Don’t resist your calling because you don’t believe you have one or all the resources, people, education that’s needed in order to start what you want to become. The process of achieving your goals will allow for the necessary tools to fall in place, allowing you to reach your desired purpose. You can work on your purpose without fully knowing what your purpose is. Section out time to do activities you enjoy by yourself whether that is cleaning, running, painting, cooking, streaming YouTube videos. Whatever it is, allow yourself space to effortlessly live in the present moment. In these moments the authentic you feels free to roam. Listen to those voices. Take steps at exploring how your strengths, talents, and uniqueness will guide you on fulfilling your mission in finding your passion and/or developing it. Your calling will come in the process. You’ll find what you can be great at. The things you do that serves others is where your passion lies. Do not concern yourself on being super specific. Focus on what encourages you and brings a little light to those around you. Be willing to experiment. We were not blessed with only one talent. Do not believe you must only play on one talent in order to be successful. It will be the most natural thing to do. When you are willing to make mistakes, try new things, and learn from others, you will discover a great deal about yourself and your calling in life.
“Who are you not to be? Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate but we powerful beyond measure. Who are you not to be bold and beautiful
”- Nelson Mandela
You are not yet who you need to be.