How many times do you sit back and really reflect on your life, on the direction you're headed, and wonder if you're doing what you're meant to do?
It happens to the best of us. You think you're on the right track and then BAM, you get stuck. You feel frustrated, discouraged, and depressed. Why is it that everyone else seems to get ahead? You see it everywhere…on Facebook, Pinterest, Blog Posts…heck, even that thing we call real life!
So while everyone else seems to be thriving while you're simply existing, how do you know if you're truly doing what you're meant to do?
Here are a few questions that might help you determine if you're headed down the path to success or if your road leads to a dead end.
Are You Excited to Get Out of Bed in the Morning?
When you wake up, are you excited to start the day and dive into your passion, or are your thoughts more like “Oh no, not this again!” If you're doing what you're meant to do (otherwise known as ‘your calling') then you're going to feel at least a little excited and inspired to start your day. Does this mean you'll never have an off day? Of course not! But they should be few and far between and not a daily occurrence.
Does it Give You a Sense of Peace?
When you're working on your tasks for the day, do you feel a sense of calm and peace, or constant frustration? Sure, there might be some trying times, but if every day is nothing but dissatisfaction, you might be headed down the wrong road.
Are you Helping Someone?
Somehow, somewhere, in some way, are you making a difference in the lives of others? Even in business the goal can't be all about money. As the famous quote by Zig Ziglar goes “You will get all you want in life, if you help enough other people get what they want.”
People first, money second. Period.
Can You Imagine Yourself Doing Anything Else?
If you're anything like me then there are things in life you can't imagine yourself doing at all, but are there things you actually can imagine doing? If you can see yourself pursuing something else, then maybe what you're doing now isn't your true calling. Usually people that thrive in whatever they're doing are people that can't see themselves doing anything else (work-wise that is. That doesn't mean you can't have hobbies or pursue other activities). If there's something else on your mind that you've always wanted to do, then by all means, do it! You'll never know if that's what you're meant to do unless you branch out and try it!
In the end, we only get one shot at this thing called life. If you're not sure about the path your on, it's never too late to switch things up and go down a different road. I think that once you find that thing that you're meant to do, you'll know it with every fiber of your being. And that is where you'll find true success.
Do you feel like you're doing what you're meant to do? I'd love to hear your story in the comments!