More now than ever before, we are entering a time when people realize that it’s ultimately not fulfilling to just find a stable job, hunker down, serve a company that doesn’t feed their soul and delay gratification until they can retire.
Many people are finding that something even more important is beckoning them — a way to do soul-uplifting work that serves others and benefits our planet.
More than anyone I know, my beloved friend Scott Dinsmore believed in fulfilling such passions. In addition to starting Live Your Legend, he also gave a TEDx talk on how to find and do work you love that reached over 3 million people. Unfortunately, Scott passed away this September in a tragic climbing accident on Mt. Kilimanjaro, but his legacy lives on in the hearts of all who knew him. In light of his passing, we can’t help but ask ourselves if we are truly living our legends right now.
When I'd listen to Scott talk about “living your legend,” I’d always be attracted to the notion of a “calling.” A calling is a call from the soul that guides you to create a more beautiful world in your own exquisitely unique way. It's a deep yearning to serve a Divine purpose.
So what does it even mean to find and fulfill your calling? There seems to be misguided mythology around life's purpose, and a lot of it is total hogwash. Busting these eight myths about calling and purpose will help you discover what you're supposed to be doing on a higher level.