Getting Out Your Dreams: Career or Calling?

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September 7, 2011 ‐ By Rashana A. Hooks

Have you ever wondered what it feels like to do something that you absolutely love for a living? Do you ever imagine how your life would be if you were getting paid to do something that you would happily do for free?  If you answered yes to either one of these questions then it’s time for you to find a way to start living your calling, aka, getting out your dreams. Your calling is your purpose and your passion alive and thriving. It’s what fuels your fire and rocks your boat. While your career may be a good one and helpful in paying those bills of yours, the real secret to happiness is answering your calling when it phones. Many people either ignore their purpose out of fear of change and failure, monetary worries or they just never tap into it. In order to identify what your true calling is you must pay attention and be in tuned to what comes to you naturally or what always seems to find its way to you. Sometimes the universe conspires with us to answer our calling by placing people, places or things in our paths so we can clearly see what we were put on this earth to accomplish.

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  • realtalk

    So true I got a degree in public administration and absolutley hated it. One day I decided to pursue my dream or die trying. I am currently talking ,y Medical school prerequistes and cant wait to become the doctor I always wanted to be . You know when you are on the right path when its challeneging but you are enjoying the challenege, you love what you are learning and cant wait to be working that career everyday!

  • classicmod

    This article hit the spot, im a nursing assistant and I am absolutely not happy doing this I’ve been doin this for 3 years and im only surviving on God’s strength. Every day is a struggle to get out of bed and go to work but im thankful it pays the bills. My passion is in fashion realm and im gonna continue to pursue it until I can ultimately let this job go

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  • Kia

    I totally agree! That's why I'm following my dreams of being a famous singer. I've got the talent, now I just have to push it out there! I don't want to wake up 10 years from now with regrets of what could have been!!

  • FindMe

    I prayed about this this morning. A manager at my job mentioned it as well, "Only you know what your passion is."

  • L-Boogie

    LOL! Hi, Yolanda Marie. :)

    • http://www.reverbnation.com/yolandamarie Yolanda Marie

      Hey! Man…we seem to be everywhere (online) together, lol.

      • L-Boogie

        I know right?!?!?

  • http://www.reverbnation.com/yolandamarie Yolanda Marie

    OMG! I was literally just sitting here thinking about this right before I saw this article! You're reading my mind Madame Noire, lol. I just started school (for what seems like the millionth time) two weeks ago and I'm really struggling with whether this degree is something I want. I mean, I want a degree but I don't think the one I'm pursuing is the right one because it's really not interesting to me and I only chose it because the advisor at the school (who is really cute by the way, lol) basically convinced me that electronics is the way to go but now that I'm taking my core classes…this sh*t isn't interesting AT ALL! I really need to tap into what I truly want to do before its too late.

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