“I’m not sure anyone has a calling.” — Seth Godin
Years ago, in reading the late Thomas Stanley‘s best-seller, The Millionaire Mind, I was surprised to learn that when most millionaire’s found the thing — job, business, etc. — that made them a millionaire, it wasn’t love at first site. In fact, many didn’t have a “passion” for it.
However, as demand for their business grew, as they began to see the impact of their work, the passion and calling emerged.
“Finding your calling” is a story you tell yourself. And far too many have accepted this story without considering other data points (like Dr. Stanley’s).
My advice is don’t look for a “calling.” Find ways to serve others in impactful, profitable ways. Make that your story.
Your calling — actually, let’s call it your mission or purpose — is somewhere in there.