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A Facebook friend posted a comment; does anyone believe they missed their true calling? And if so what do can realistically be done?

 When I first read the post I thought, what an outlandish comment. I immediately posted my response; you get up and get on track living your purpose. After I had some time to process the comment, I felt a wave of sadness for my friend. How could anyone who is still living and breathing, believe that the time to live their true calling has passed? I realized the reason my friend and probably the majority of people fail to live what they perceive as their true calling; self imposed limitations. Self imposed limits more than any external reasons can and will derail finding and living ones true calling. I reflected back on a speech I recently heard "conquering the giant within." The speaker analyzed an array self imposed limits, inner giants, including fear, self doubt, past hurts. The question is how do we concur those inner giants and live the life we deserve, to become what we were meant to be, to live our life purpose.  

First realize that inner giants are in fact self imposed. Stop allowing them to rule your life.  

Next identify the giant that is holding you back. Is it fear, self doubt, lack of confidence, past hurt?  

Once we have identified our personal giant we are ready to understand the root cause.  Why are you harboring those self limiting believes and probably untruths.  

Finally face the giant head on. Be bold, get out of your comfort box and start living the life you deserve. Easier said than done, but with effort, and often the help of a professional life coach or therapist you can in deed conquer your inner giant.  

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Laurie Giles:

 Attorney, Life Transition Coach, Author
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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jun 2, 2010
    • Sometimes I doubt myself and wonder if I’m doing what I’m meant to do. Then I have a call for my chocolates, or someone makes a comment, or a stranger meets me and says “Are you the Cynthia Schmidt that makes those chocolates???” and I realize that, at least for now, I’m doing what I’m called to do. That may change some day but for now it feels right most of the time.



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      Kyah wrote Jun 2, 2010
    • I was not sure until someone I ride the bus with, who had finished my novel, said in a very loud voice, “What else you got? I want MORE!”



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      Marlene McCray wrote Jun 2, 2010
    • As an educator and a personal development coach these are awesome words of encouragement. Sometimes finding one’s calling is not easy but not giving up is the key to limitless possibilities. And yes as Cynthia has stated, doubts do come into play, but I go against the grain  on purpose because I have learned after 40 I am so worth it!  Thanks for sharing!  

      Marlene
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      Vikki Hall wrote Jun 4, 2010
    • You could say that I am reserved unless I know you well. But in spite of that I wanted to do hair when I was younger. But to do hair and be successful I had to be more outgoing first then get to know people.
      So I learned how to be “on” when I was at work until it finally became natural for me.
      Now because of what I had to overcome so early on (19 yrs old) I have learned to “fake it till you make it” and I focus on that.

      But what if......?

      I’m glad I don’t have an answer for that what if!



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      Dana Cappelletti wrote Jun 10, 2010
    • Laurie,  powerful words in your article.  Most of us don’t realize that we limit ourselves consciously and unconsciously. I often refer to the saying “If you think you can or you think you can’t - your right“.

      Keep inspiring!



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      Max0125 wrote Jun 11, 2010
    • I recently came to the conclusion that in my life I will have many callings. When I first became an ICU nurse, I thought “This is it!“. And, I have to tell you, that it was my passion for many years.  

      My personal shift happened when I began to see younger and younger patients grace the ICU with preventable conditions, such as heart disease. One man in particular at the tender age of 26 needed open heart surgery since he had coronary arteries of a 75 year old.

      My next career that I will be transitioning into is health coaching. And today I made that happen by signing  up for a holistic health coach certification course.

      It’s funny how life works. Had you told me in my thirties that I would want to do this type of work, I wouldn’t have believed you.

      That said, I don’t believe that it is ever too late to do what you want to do!

      Mary



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      Tmas3500 wrote Jul 16, 2010
    • I wish I knew my tru calling, but yes it has changed as I’ve gotten older.  I don’t have a career I necessarily love, not married and no children.  I thought I would have all these by now (part of my tru calling).  It’s not unhappiness, it’s just not where I thought I would be.  Something to think about though. Be Blessed.



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