52 Quotes on Finding Your Life Calling

Finding our life calling, and hearing where our inner voice is calling us to go is not always easy, especially with all the distractions in the outer world.

While some of us may feel like we have a great, big LIFE CALLING, I believe we each have lots of little callings that change and evolve as we go through our lives. That small, still voice within each of us is constantly guiding us in each moment as to what is in our highest good. If you’re looking for your life calling, or simply what is next for you and your life, JOY is a great place to start!

Here are 52 of my all-time favorite quotes about tuning into that inner voice, finding and following our inner callings in each moment. Enjoy!

You also might enjoy these 20 questions to help you find your passion.

Your Life Calling and Joy

“No single energy can be more impactful on this planet than the joy and well-being emanating from one truly happy and loving person.”

-Barry Neil Kaufman

Quote on finding your life calling
“Ask yourself what makes you come alive.” -Harold Thurman

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

-Harold Thurman

“Your calling isn’t something that somebody can tell you about. It’s what you feel. It’s a part of your life force. It’s the thing that gives you juice. The thing you are supposed to do. And nobody can tell you what that is. You know it inside yourself.” 

-Oprah Winfrey

Quote on finding your life calling
“If it brings you joy, do it.” – Martha Beck

“There are two rules for using joy to chart a course for your own North Star. Rule 1: If it brings you joy, do it. Rule 2: No, really. If it brings you joy, do it.”

-Martha Beck

“Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whehter they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, ‘Did you bring joy?’ The second was, ‘Did you find joy?'”

-Leo Buscaglia

“I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun!

-Thomas Edison

Do What You Love, Your Calling Will Follow

“What you love is a sign from your higher self of what you are to do.”


“Let the beauty we love be what we do.”


Quotes on finding your life calling
“You’ll know it when you find it.” -Steve Jobs

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. …As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

-Steve Jobs

“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pulling of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”


Follow Your Bliss

Quote on finding your life calling
“Follow your bliss.” -Roger Von Tech

Follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.”

-Roger Von Oech

“You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution.”

-Robert F. Kennedy

“Start each day by affirming peaceful, contented and happy attitudes and your days will tend to be pleasant and successful.”

-Norman Vincent Peale 

Self-Awareness and Your Life Calling

“When you know who you are; when your mission is clear and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will; no cold can touch your heart; no deluge can dampen your purpose. You know that you are alive.”

-Chief Seattle

Quote on following your life calling
“Write the books you want to read.” -Austin Kleon

“Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use–do the work you want to see done.”

-Austin Kleon

“Imagine living one day from the center of your being, from the center of love, doing exactly what you want–releasing everybody’s desires for you, bringing any responses to them into your heart center and…doing what is loving to yourself. Picture this now.”

-Sanaya Roman

“What I must do is all that concerns me, not what the people think.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Quote on intuition
“Live by intuition.” -Eileen Caddy

“Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.”

-Eileen Caddy

Intuition and Your Life Calling

“I am satisfied that when the Almighty wants me to do or not do any particular thing, He finds a way of letting me know it.”

-Abraham Lincoln

Quote on intuition
“Follow your heart.” -Sonia Choquette

“Tenacity is when you follow your heart—when the whole world is screaming to get back into your head.” 

-Sonia Choquette

“By banishing doubt and trusting your intuitive feelings, you clear a space for the power of intention to flow through.”

-Wayne Dyer

“Many of us get so caught up in pursuing things of outer value that we forget inner value–the rapture that is associated with being alive–is what it is all about.”

-Joseph Campbell

Quote on intuition
“Angels whisper.” -Raymond Enmon

“Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.”

-Raymond Enmon

Your Calling and Life Purpose

Quote on life purpose
“Live each day to the fullest.” -Elisabeth Kugler-Ross

“It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth, and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”

-Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“Our true nature is not some deal that we have to live up to. It’s who we are right now, and that’s what we can make friends with and celebrate.”

-Pema Chodron

“We will never be happy if we live someone else’s idea of life.”

-James Van Praagh

“Stop giving your life away to other people.” 

-Steve Maraboli

Your Life Calling and Self-Care

”If we really love ourselves, everything in our life works.” 

-Louise Hay 

“Go within every day and find the inner strength so that the world will not blow your candle out.”

-Katherine Dunham

“Learn to be quiet enough to hear the sound of the genuine within yourself, so that you can hear it in other people.”

-Marian Wright Edelman

Quote on inner peace
“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When a man journeys toward his destiny, often he is obliged to change paths. All this is part of the apprenticeship.”

-Paulo Coelho

“When you withdraw all your energy from past and future a tremendous explosion happens. That explosion is creativity.”

-Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

“The only successful manifestation is one which brings about a change or growth in consciousness: that is, it has manifested God.”

-David Spangler

Honoring Your Life’s Callings

“When we create something, we always create it first in a thought form.”

-Shakti Gawain

“You didn’t think when you got up this morning that this would be the day your life would change, did you? But it’s going to happen because the only thng that stands between you and grad success in living are these two things: Getting started and never quitting! You can solve your biggest problem by getting started, right here and now.”

-Robert Schuller

“To change one’s life: Start immediately. Do it flamboyantly. No exceptions (no excuses).”

-William James

Your Life’s Calling and Consistency

Quote on persistence
“Keep climbing.” -Emily Ruth Hazel

“Though you cannot see the summit, plant your muddy boots and stand against the wind. Take in the distance you’ve traveled–then keep climbing.”

-Emily Ruth Hazel

“It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

-Albert Einstein

“When you know something is right, can you do it without hesitation?”

-Eileen Caddy

“Never let the odds keep you from doing what you know in your heart you were meant to do.”

-H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

-“Discover your passion, draw from your inner strengths, and quietly, but surely, pursue your dreams–with all the determination you can muster.”

-Barb Mayer

Your Life Calling and Miracles

Quote on manifestation
Quote on “All things will come to you.” -Lao Tzu

“Be really whole and all things will come to you.”

-Lao Tzu

“When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds, your mind transcends limitations, your conscousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new , great and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”


“Once you become aligned with (the Stream of Well-Being), your creative endeavors become so much more satisfying, for then you discover that there is absolutely nothing that you desire that you cannot achieve.”


Quote on the power of attraction
“Find your center.” – Sanaya Roman

“Find your center and magnetize to yourself all those things that are in alignment with your inner being.”

-Sanaya Roman

“Career miracles happen when you’re so in love with your life that pushing yourself is actually easier than stopping, when you ‘do without doing.’”

-Martha Beck

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.”

-William H. Murray

“When you magnetize something there will be a point at which you suddenly feel it coming to you. It may feel as if there is a click, or the feeling of building energy may begin to lessen.”

-Orin and DaBen

“Ask and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For everyone that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”

-Matthew 7:7:8

“You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true.”

-Richard Bach

Quote on miracles
“Be realistic: Plan for a miracle.” -Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

“Be realistic: Plan for a miracle.”

-Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

Join My Next 28-Day Flow Challenge!

One of my favorite ways to tune inward to hear our life’s callings, and follow where they are leading, as well as to live in a state of joy, is through my 28-Day Flow Challenge.

To participate, all you have to do is choose a 5-10 minute activity that brings you joy and gets you into a state of flow–that fun zone where we are fully focused on what we are doing and often lose track of time.

Here’s how you can join our next Flow Challenge, or receive prompts to embark on your own personal flow adventure!

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