One reason people do not answer their calling is because “It looks too hard”. Well, it doesn’t just look that way, it is. But answering your calling is a sweet little abandoned kitten in comparison to living a life that you know is not meant for you.
It’s hard to abandon all comforts and step into the unfamiliar. It’s hard to be judged by others because only you can see your vision. It’s hard to get buy-in from family whom you’re supposed to support with that comfy basic job. It’s even hard to trust yourself to know better for yourself.
Once you start, it’s smooth like butter. Everything magically starts to fall into place. Pretty much because the universe/God(s) was waiting for you all along to step into your courage shoes and walk the path you’ve been avoiding.
But like I said, it is hard work. However the work is now a joy to do. It’s more aligned to your happy triggers within. You no longer hate waking up. You actually start to consistently beat your alarm clock because life is a little bit sweeter than before.
How hard is it for you to sweep your dreams under the mat and walk on that mat day in and day out? How hard is it to commit daily to a job you do not enjoy or a life you did not imagine for yourself? Speaking from experience, it was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do in my life. Once I realized my “salary was what they pay you to forget my dreams”, a lot of frustration and resentment stirred up within. I could no longer give all my energy to a job I was not called to do.
Three things to get you on the path of peace and from stepping on your dreams to putting them on your dresser (at least) are: 1. Find what it is your soul most aligns to. What excites you? What are you passionate about? 2. Do research on the topic. Pay attention to others that are already doing what you want to do. If you can envision yourself doing it and begin to think of ways you can do better/different then you know you should go for it. 3. Find courage. Courage includes being able to love yourself. It includes being your only fan at times. Being your only fan does not mean you suck. It simply means no one sees your vision, yet.
So to start working on getting buy-in from yourself first. Before anything else. Once you have brought into what you’re trying to sell to everyone else, you will be able to reject the doubts and false beliefs of others. You will also be better able to express your vision to others if you can first express it to yourself.
Following a new path is hard, but following the right path is more enjoyable than it is hard. I hope you find the courage you need to pursue the dreams you need.
Invest in yourself. Get the best of yourself!