Calling and Career

The phrase "discover your calling" mainly places the emphasis on the destination, not the journey. The "Circle of Calling" diagram below illustrates a journey that more closely reflects this dynamic process.

Circle of calling

Each section indicates starting points to begin conversations about calling.
A student's current understanding determines at what point they enter the circle of calling discussion.

Concept for this figure is adapted from Chapters 4, 5 & 6 by Dik, B., & Duffy, R. (2012). Make your job a calling: How the psychology of vocation can change your life at work. West Conshohocken, PA: Templeton Press.