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How To Find Your Calling And Live You Whole Life

The next time you’re on the fence about following your heart and living the life you long for, take this moment to think deep about if that calling is true. And if it isn’t, don’t be ashamed to accept that you are not the best version of yourself. That being said, the best way to grow into whatever it is you’re aiming for is to go back to basics and start training your mind.

The next time you’re on the fence about following your heart and living the life you long for, take this moment to think long and hard about the path in front of you. There may not be one exact answer and you may have no clear picture of where you want to end up. It’s important to find a path that will allow you to live your life whole. If the answer is to learn some new skills, consider that you’re not putting your best career on hold. Instead, focus on those things that you’re already good at and that will get you further than pursuing a course on the treadmill.

Here is a tip to help you on your journey. If you’re in a meeting where you feel confident, act confident. Don’t try to be something you’re not. If someone is talking to you that can be a little awkward, act very sweet and sincere. It’s important to be the nicest and most comfortable person on the other side. When you’re able to connect with this person and become their friend, they’ll be able to connect positively with you. Don’t act shy, act like it’s second nature—you’re a part of their world.

A few days ago I had an awkward conversation at work with an older person on their birthday. When I was introduced I asked her if she was a yoga teacher. She said no and that she was happy I was able to come to see her that day. I thought, “Oh well,” and just let it go. It’s probably not that funny after all. Then this morning I went home from work to meet my girlfriend. We talked about how I was having such a difficult time in the office with all of these people and I wondered what was more annoying—my friend telling me how to do a set of handstands or the people sitting around, pretending like what I was doing was cool. I was just happy that I could walk up to someone I didn’t know and have a conversation about yoga or being a yoga teacher.

The point is that you don’t have to be your best self every single time you go into that room or have a conversation. There are plenty of ways to start learning. When you start practicing your new skills the other person will respect you for it, and that is all you can ask. When you walk up to strangers, it may be awkward; if you’ve built your life around practicing yoga that’s fine. Just know that the other person will be more likely to respect you with or without a yoga teacher.

The next time you’re on the fence about following your heart and living the life you long for, take this moment to think long and hard about what it is you want. And the best way to gain the respect of a new person is to actually show them how that is possible.

“You’re in a lot of trouble if you expect all to be fun.” ~ James Thurber

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I am also now working on a new book: This Isn’t a Blog About My Journey – How I Found Authenticity In Yoga . This book has gotten a lot of press and I am very excited to share it with you soon. You can check out the samples here . For now, I hope you enjoy this post. Stay Happy and Healthy! Kip Andersen

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