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Finding Your Call

This post by joanneeddy keeps coming to my mind and I decided it needs to be reblogged over and over. Thanks for sharing it.

Finding Your Call

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man-jumping-rocks-copy“Finding your calling — it’s not passive. When people have found their calling, they’ve made tough decisions and sacrifices in order to do the work they were meant to do. In other words, you don’t just ‘find’ your calling — you have to fight for it. And it’s worth the fight. People who’ve found their calling have a fire about them,” says Dave Isay, the winner of the 2015 TED Prize. “They’re the people who are dying to get up in the morning and go do their work.”

ven-diagram-of-a-calling-copyWebster defines a calling as “a strong inner impulse toward a goal or career, especially when accompanied by a conviction of divine influence; a profession or vocation.

Dave Isay, the originator of the Story Corps Archive, created a Ven diagram in which he graphically portrays the idea that a calling is an intersection of three things:  Finding something you are good at; Making others…

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