Calling scale sum: 8-10
Living calling scale sum: 6
You are someone who generally has a clear sense of what your calling is. Around 21% of working adults feel this way and around 14% of college students feel this way. However, you don’t feel that you are living it out. This is common for many people who have a calling, but who are currently unemployed or who for any number of reasons are not able to live it out within their current jobs. If this description fits you well, we have several suggestions. First, what might you be able to do in your current job to make it a better fit with your calling? In chapter 7 of MYJAC, we offer several techniques to help you craft your job so that it aligns more closely with your purpose in life and gives you more opportunities to make a positive difference in the world around you. Reviewing these techniques and taking a more active approach to craft your work tasks and environment may allow for a more satisfying, meaningful experience. If job crafting is not possible for whatever reason–or you have tried and failed with these techniques–a second suggestion is to consider how you might live out your calling outside of paid employment. Often a calling may not align well with jobs that pay well; classic examples of these include callings to art, music, or entertainment. Chapter 8 of MYJAC offers suggestions for how a calling might be pursued outside of paid work. Strategies to do so include planning and protecting time to live your calling and making sure you are using your gifts to help others.