Most people don’t know what to do with their lives. And that’s okay.
We see in order to move; we move in order to see.”
[su_dropcap style=”flat”]T[/su_dropcap]HESE DAYS, there’s a lot of talk about discovering your dream. Now, more than ever, finding calling seems a God-given right for anyone with a brain and an Internet connection. We all want to do work that matters. But the truth is, the journey to get there can be confusing.
More and more people are unwilling to exchange their ideals for a paycheck. But how does this work practically? The place most of us begin is wrong. We search for epiphanies when, in fact, we should be learning to live with ambiguity. The clarity we seek is a myth.
I’m sure there are people who know exactly what they were born to do, who have had a vision of their life since they were six years old. I’ve just never met them. Most who have a dream struggle to articulate it. They don’t know what it is or what it should look like. Often, all they know is this thing that they’re doing is wrong.
So where do you go from there, if all you’ve got is an itch, a vague premonition of an un-lived life?
That was the question I sought to answer in my book, The Art of Work. I interviewed hundreds of people, trying to figure out what common themes you can see in the lives of people who have discovered what they were meant to do. Here are three lessons I learned.