Ask Deepak: Evolving My Calling
Dear Deepak, I thought I had found my calling about 6 years ago. At that point I knew without a doubt that I was completely aligned with what I was supposed to do. Now I’m realising that it’s time for a change. It just doesn’t feel right. I know this is because it takes tremendous effort to do my job in the creative field that took considerably less time in the past. I literally have to force myself to get my job done. I know I’m not doing myself and certainly not my employers any favours by staying in this company and continuing this job but I can’t just leave due to financial reasons. The problem is I’m stuck because I don’t know what I want to do. I can’t find that certitude I once had 6 years ago. I don’t want to lose the lesson here. How can I find the answer and as soon as possible?
If you feel it’s time for a new direction, then fine acknowledge that and be patient and attentive to what the next step will be. The next step may not come as the certain bolt out of the blue you had 6 years ago. Maybe the intermediary stage will be a different position at the same company. That could provide you financial continuity and a new challenge while your new direction takes shape. Even if you can’t find a different job in the interim, tell yourself that you have received its message that it is time for a change, but that until the new picture comes into focus you will be able to do your job as effectively and efficiently as you did before. Your skills have not diminished, only your sense of calling. But until the new path is revealed, your way to get there is still through following your present path and work.