I’m not tying this energy to a religious calling, although for some it expresses in this way. But I am referring to a spiritual force that somehow finds a way to stimulate achievement at a higher level; that energy is inside us all along, although it is often drowned out by the white noise of our 24/7/365 world. Visiting a quiet, reflective space with visual cues may help it awaken from dormancy and move it from the subconscious into conscious thought. It is there that a decision to act in pursuit of a higher calling enables progress to be made.
The value of a lifetime investment at a higher level can be seen in what we do with, for and through others; the more we invest, the greater long-term value we create. My close friend, John Spence, has a saying in his firm that “Accepting mediocrity in your life makes you a magnet for mediocrity in your life”. You eventually become like the company you keep. Conversely, pursuing a higher calling makes you a force for excellence in your life and the lives of others.
The grand idea here isn’t necessarily to change the world, although you may be destined to do that! The point is to discover what your life was meant to be and allow your higher calling to lead you upward on the journey.