How to Find Your True Calling

Photo by Jim Liestman

Written by Raymond Salas

Do you feel like you have found your true calling in life?

Do you feel like you are living your life’s purpose?

Are you happy and fulfilled?

If you answered “no” to any or all of these questions, you are not alone.

In fact, many of my clients have come to me specifically asking how to find their true calling and purpose in life. Often, they will explain how they are working at a job they don’t really like or feel satisfied in because they need the money. They feel like they are capable of so much more, but don’t know what it is or if they do, where to start or how to move forward with it.

Can you relate?

Like so many others, I have searched for the answers to these same questions and problems myself in books, success programs, various aptitude and assessment tests, and personal readings of many types.

Did I ever truly find the answers I was looking for?

Well, not really.

So, how did I discover the secret to my true calling?

How to Find Your True Calling

Here is what finally worked for me:

No matter where I find myself at any given moment, I ask myself only one question:

“How can I add value here right now?”

Whatever answer comes to me in response to this question, I then do my best to provide this value in the moment.

It doesn’t matter where I am, what I'm doing, or who I'm with. I try to make adding value to the present moment my only focus.

That’s it. That’s my secret.

Simple, yet VERY powerful.

Why is it so powerful?

Because it is based on a spiritual truth which says:

“Only what YOU have not given can be lacking in ANY situation.” (ACIM)

Not an easy concept for my ego to swallow, but I have found it to be true nonetheless.

The Key to Finding Your True Calling

What does all of this “providing value” stuff have to do with finding your true calling and purpose in life?

I discovered that as you make giving and adding value to each moment a regular, consistent pattern in your focus and behavior, all of the people, circumstances, work, situations, and anything else that is ideal...(drum roll, please)...will find you!

Ta-da! Just like magic.

No more searching. No one to ask. No more wondering what to do next. In fact, nothing else to figure out at all. Ever!

Just keep showing up to the moment and do your best to add value to it.

As this becomes a habit, you will become irresistible to your life’s purpose, true calling, and all of the prosperity and success that goes with it.

“Prosperity comes from providing value to the Universe. And I believe the way to do that is by living your assignment. When you discover your true assignment, prosperity will find you. So how do you discover your assignment? I think it discovers you.” - Randy Gage