Meditations on Finding Your Calling

I’m a big advocate of doing some soul searching before you start your job search. Taking some time to journal and meditate can pay off in the long run. You may not know where you want to go or what you want to do, but you probably know what your good and what you enjoy doing. Knowing those things can give you some focus.

This article from Jessica Hagy at Forbes is a great meditation for a Friday. It’s full of doodles that make you ask some great questions.

Here are some of my favorites:

Ignore the future, deal with the present.  
The question, “What should I be when I grow up?” is wrong. Ask instead, “What is next today?” People become fat one bite at a time, and we become adults one hour at a time, so what we do today matters.

 Consider your epitaph, not your resume.
Thinking long term can help you see both what’s vitally important and what’s certainly silly.

Be authentically uncool.
Stick with what you love, even if others sneer at it. This is also referred to as integrity.

There are twenty of these and I would highly recommend checking them out. Enjoy your Friday.

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