Discover Your Calling
“I believe there’s a calling for all of us. I know that every human being has value and purpose. The real work of our lives is to become aware. And awakened. To answer the call.” Oprah Winfrey
Making the decision to leave employment and set up a business is never easy. You will have numerous questions such as how do I start? How do I make a living doing in the real world? What is going to change and how do I feel about that?
What gets your heart pumping and captivates you?
Start with what you are good at. What do you already enjoy doing and what skills do you have? Pay attention to the skills people compliment you on because it may be a clear message that you should be pursuing that. This will be the type of work that gets you up in the morning, it will make your heart sing when you are working, and you’ll think about it in your off time.
“The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Malcolm X Click to Tweet
The positive opportunity mindset
Get started promptly; don’t wait because your business success is essentially determined by your actions. If you believe that you can be successful in your business, you will be. Self-motivation and keeping an optimistic perspective is vitally important along the entrepreneurial journey. You will face obstacles and it’s important to keep a positive mindset and to surround yourself with similar people who are on the same journey as you.
“Follow your dreams. I am not saying it’s going to be easy, but I am saying it’s going to be worth it.” Moffat Machingura Click to Tweet
Accept the challenge
Nobody will reach out and give you what you want, you need to go out and grab it. Developing strong imaginary faculties is a practice. Start out loud. Speak your vision. Draw your vision. Write it in words. Assign a scent to it. Associate a feeling. Listen to it. Bring it to life with all your senses.
Stay positive and focused on your business, reminding yourself repeatedly of your purpose and calling, whatever we focus on becomes our reality. By constantly focusing on where you want to be you will find out that it’s the direction you will go.