At Project 30, Inc., we have been fortunate enough to find our calling. However, many people are still searching for their true purposes in life. One of the most challenging parts of this process is knowing whether something is your calling or just feeding your ego. Differentiating between these two possibilities can be troublesome even for the most driven individuals.
The key difference between these two is that a calling should be truly fulfilling and meaningful, while an ego-feeder simply earns glory and reputation. Of course, knowing whether something is your true calling isn’t easy until you’ve actually experienced it. Furthermore, both will address your career desires and can completely consume your waking thoughts.
One of the ways to differentiate is to identify what scares you. Generally, if something is merely feeding your ego, you will mostly be concerned with having something to do that others will see. However, if a project or job is your calling, you should be afraid of not making an impact or being unable to express your true self. We at Project 30, Inc. know that we have found our calling because of this.
Another differentiator is found in your ultimate desire. Ego tends to seek results whereas a calling seeks the experience. If the latter sounds like your current job or project, we at Project 30, Inc. are glad to report that it is most likely your true calling.