Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

find your calling

your callingfind your calling
1) discover and pursue your true passion, career, or life goal
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • take some time off to find your calling in life
  • Analysis

    Your ‘calling’ refers to your ‘vocation’ or life goal and passion. When you ‘find your calling’, you discover something that gives your life purpose and sense. Similar in meaning to ‘find your vocation’ and ‘follow your dreams’. This is a phrase you can hear in both social and professional contexts.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Even after four years of college and a year spent travelling abroad, I have not yet managed to find my calling in life.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. I quit my office job to pursue my true calling of working to help conserve endangered species.
    2. Being a doctor is more than just a job to Joel. It is a calling.
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