The Myth of Discovering Your One True Calling

true-calling-2Lately I’ve been noticing a trend in the online career sphere – Finding your true calling.

Most career writers, coaches and counselors want you to believe that you are meant to do one thing and when we get to do this one thing we will work happily ever after.

What a crock!

You can probably list at least 10 things you good at. You may enjoy writing, sex, sewing, fishing, editing, teaching, building, chewing gum, analyzing, drinking beer, and many other things. So you may think that you need to do one of these things or all of these things to be happy.

If only I could ___________. (Fill in the blank of what you wish you could really do for a living.)

Isn’t that what we tell ourselves?

We think, “If only I could do this one thing,” or to take a step further back, “If only I knew the one thing that would make me feel excited to go to work every day.”

My heart feels for you. I used to believe the same thing.
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