How to Find Your Calling

The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.

Frederick Buechner

I don’t have any answers but this week I watched two videos that offered some.

The first is from The School of Life titled “How to Find Fulfilling Work” via Brain Pickings:

Some suggestions from the video:

1.  “Write down everything you’ve ever enjoyed doing or making.”

2.  “Reflect on what makes people unhappy.”

3.  Have confidence — “A lack of confidence is at heart a misunderstanding of the way the world works. It’s an internalized feudalism, which imagines that only certain people — but not oneself — have the right, preordained, to get certain things.”

The second video is a talk from Steven Tomlinson on playing it big.  It’s over 17 minutes but worth watching in full.  For Tomlinson,

Playing it big is about practice.  It’s about paying attention. It’s about not discarding.  It’s about leading with what you love.  It’s about making degress of freedom so the work that the world wants to do through you can happen.

(via Austin Kleon)

I hope these videos inspired as much thought in you as it did in me.



5 thoughts on “How to Find Your Calling

  1. Hi Melene, I re-published your post on my blog. I have spent the last year focusing on finding my calling, and the videos made me feel good that I have invested some time/energy/money into working on this. I think my next project will be focusing on doing something every day that might nurture this process and blog about it. I have to say that your blog is one of the most valuable I have been reading, so thank you for continuing to blog.


    1. I’m following you now. I’m interested in reading about your journey to find your calling. I’m so happy the videos inspired you. Thank you for letting me know because it helps encourage me to keep sharing.


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