A guest post by Aaron Charles.
Have you ever felt stuck? You’re constantly plugging away, yet the whole time you’re longing for something more.
You want to find your calling.
We’ve all felt that way from time to time, I think. In The Art of Work, author Jeff Goins gets to the root of the issue.
“What if you don’t know what you’re supposed to do? What if you have no idea what your passion is? These are the questions we ask when trying to figure out what we should do with our lives. And they are good questions…but they are not the right questions.”
Not the right questions?! When we’re unsure of our purpose, those are the exact thoughts running through our minds! But, hold on, maybe we do need to ask some different questions.
“When we say we don’t know what to do, what we’re really doing is asking something deeper. What we want to know is this: ‘Can you promise me I won’t fail?’ And the answer is no. Of course not. Nobody can promise that…Yes, you could fail, but we all know what happens when you don’t try – nothing. Certainly there will be bumps in the road, even wrong turns, but at least you will be moving.”
Something tells me you already have a sneaking suspicion of your calling. You know why I say that? Because mine is welling up inside of me.
I want to write.
While writing a book may seem like a daunting task now, there are steps I can take even today to become a better writer.
There are steps you can take today towards your calling, too.
Don’t wait until you have it all figured out. You’ll be waiting a while. Instead, take some baby steps today. It might be as simple as asking yourself a question.
Aaron Charles is an assistant account executive at a marketing agency in South Bend, Ind. He is married to his beautiful wife, Sarah. They’ve gone on many adventures together, including a trip to the Super Bowl. Aaron’s dream is to write books. You can find his weekly writings at https://medium.com/@aaroncharles18.