Reconnecting With My True Calling
As we were driving back through Grand Teton National Park after a daylong expedition at Yellowstone National Park, the exhaustion gave me time to reflect. My thoughts focused on what really matters in life.
Yes, naturally "money makes the world go round." Many of us spend a lifetime in pursuit of the "all mighty dollar," but fall short in obtaining any real financial independence. In the process, we will have sacrificed a great many things. I fear that the pursuit of our true calling is the biggest victim.
For over half my life, I have lived in a shadow career. Engaging in a career that I thought I loved, but which I knew secretly was utterly wrong for me. I stayed in part because it was expected of me, in part because it's all I know, but ultimately because I had convinced myself this is what's best.
As I hiked throughout Grand Teton and Yellowstone, the time to reflect made it very clear - I have never felt more connected to what Steven Pressfield calls "my true calling." This calling is your true career. It's the one you have been hiding from.
It's the one that I have been hiding from for most of my life - storytelling through images and words.
This is my true calling, it's what gets me excited and (re)energizes me on a daily basis.
Author and blogger Chris Guillebaeu talks about bringing purpose to your life and that is exactly what I subconsciously did by being part of the @American_Latino Expedition.
Trekking through the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem was cathartic and it has inspired me to stop living in my shadow career and start living my true calling.
Are you living a shadow career? If you are, then I challenge you to simply stop and just think about what is your true calling. And then maybe the two of you should take the afternoon off and reconnect over a cup of tea.
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