Living a “successful” life isn’t what it’s all cracked up to be. We often believe if we have more money, recognition, or significant achievements, then we will feel satisfied. But I can tell you from personal experience, this isn’t the case at all.
I used to think working for yourself meant spending all of your time only doing the things you loved. But now I realize there’s so much more to working for yourself than just doing what you love.
Finding your calling usually isn’t a defining moment of clarity. It’s a hard, long process to discover what you were meant to do with your life.
Each step of finding your own calling is difficult in its own. To find your calling you must walk through the seasons of awareness, apprenticeship, practice, discovery, profession, mastery, and legacy.
Before you write a book, you need a good book idea. This sounds obvious, but deciding what you want to write about is a challenge.
You need to have an idea that excites you, is worth writing, and provides value for your readers.
So how do you know if you have a book idea worth pursuing?
There’s plenty of shallow advice online about following your passion and throwing caution to the wind. The trouble with that approach is passion alone doesn’t pay the for the gas in your car or your morning latte.
But what is a dream job without passion? How do you know what you were made for? How can you discover your purpose?