Ever felt like you were meant for something great, but you can't figure out what

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  1. gmaoli profile image60
    gmaoliposted 11 years ago

    Ever felt like you were meant for something great, but you can't figure out what it is?

  2. Africanus profile image60
    Africanusposted 11 years ago

    Yes,  but only ocassionally after a pint of beer

  3. Sheila Lee profile image60
    Sheila Leeposted 11 years ago

    Yes I do actually. Still trying to figure it out. But I know it will be awesome!

  4. Swetankraj profile image61
    Swetankrajposted 11 years ago

    Yeah nearly a couple of months ago i sang a great song with very great voice but i was not passionate of being a singing star. I felt that day that if i could not be a graphics designer today then i would be a singer today.

  5. MazioCreate profile image67
    MazioCreateposted 11 years ago

    It all comes down to that "gut feeling".  I get this very intense feeling when I deliver workshops and it could be butterflies about the presentation, but it feels more like this is where I'm meant to be. Yes, I think we all have these moments, but it's how we take those moments and turn them into reality.  That's the next step I have to work out.

  6. Elbeto94 profile image67
    Elbeto94posted 11 years ago

    I believe that we are all meant for something amazing, it is just on us to figure out what that is and how to achieve it.

  7. Jynzly profile image63
    Jynzlyposted 11 years ago

    Sure. Every human being feels or senses this "greatness" from within if he/she only listens to the "still small voice". Each of us is born with such potentials for greatness but only few has the ability to actualize it. Human as we are, we are "short-sighted" spiritually that's why we are liken to a sheep who needs a Shepherd. The nature of sheep is they can only see as far as the sheep next to it so that wherever that next sheep goes, the follower tails it and the next follows the next in a certain herd. As humans, everybody thinks, does, acts, plans, dreams and dreams according to what everybody is doing in a certain culture. It's very rare for humans to think "outside the box" even if they think they do.

  8. giocatore profile image90
    giocatoreposted 11 years ago

    Planning on it, but don't think there's any grand plan meaning for me to do something great. It's up to me.

  9. KellyPittman profile image80
    KellyPittmanposted 11 years ago

    I did.  Even as a child I felt that I was destined for something important.  I had a great passion for wanting to make things "Fair".  As a teenager and young adult I would suffer great consequences (like upsetting teachers and losing a job) for standing up for other people who I felt were treated unfairly, though lacking the ability to stand up for myself. 

    Somewhere down the road I lost that passion.  Today, I greive the loss of that little girl who wanted to make everyone happy. But I still have a knack for sticking up for the "under dog".

    I keep hoping to ressurect the passion that little girl had, but maybe MY "something great" was becoming a mother.  Maybe I am doing what I am meant to do, huh?

    Good Question, Gmaoli.  I'd like to know about you, as well.  Have you figured out what your "something great" is?

  10. JLBender profile image72
    JLBenderposted 11 years ago

    I feel like this all the time. Until about two years ago, I never thought I was going to find my true passion or reach the "greatness" that I felt I had in me. Two years ago, I started working in higher education and now I am very involved in mentoring students. I love helping students because I believe college helped mold me into the person I am today. Even with all this, I feel there is something more I could be doing.

    My only advice is never stop pushing through and take advantage of every opportunity in front of you. Some day you will find that success. It is always important to step back every now and then and give yourself some credit. You may be "great" to many people around you.

  11. DexisView profile image79
    DexisViewposted 11 years ago

    Sure!  I think most people have this feeling of "I'm meant to do more".  Sometimes in search of what that really "great" thing is.....opportunity gets missed.  I think that the greatest things that anyone can do is to wake up in the morning, be thankful for another day, and put your two feet on the floor with the intention of being the best person that you can be that day.  When you do something kind for someone....you're greater.  When you are at the right time at the right place.....you're greater.  When you open you're eyes to really see the beauty that surrounds you...you're greater.  When you tuck a child in bed at night and kiss them on the forehead...you're greater.  Not everyone is meant to cure disease or speak profound words that impact the world, but that doesn't mean that you can't achieve greatness in your every day life!

  12. profile image52
    wayne92587posted 11 years ago

    You are meant to be Great!!

    Great is not a Trade.

    Don't be great about anything, simply be Great yourself, be a Great Person.

  13. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 11 years ago

    Absolutely and I have spent all my life waiting for it.  Finally realized that if something great was going to happen, I guess I had to get out there and make it so - but still have no idea exactly what it would be.

  14. EyesStraightAhead profile image74
    EyesStraightAheadposted 11 years ago

    I believe this is where identifying your passions and understanding how you are wired comes into the picture. When we know what makes us happy and what we are passionate about, it becomes a bit easier to discover our purpose here on this earth.

  15. Peter Leeper profile image60
    Peter Leeperposted 11 years ago

    Yes.  All the time.  Mostly in the form of trying to think of a business I would like to start or purchase.  I can just feel that it would be my calling in life and I would be good at it and be able to support my family.  The problem is, I can't decide what kind of business i would start or purchase.  Yet, the feeling is there that I was meant for something great as an entrepreneur...  Go figure.

  16. IJR112 profile image60
    IJR112posted 11 years ago

    I feel this way all the time.  I hope I can soon find out what that is.

  17. jencooper profile image59
    jencooperposted 11 years ago

    I would hope that everyone feels this way about themselves.  We are always told that if we do something we are passionate about about we will be successful.  The hardest part is sometimes finding out what you are passionate about.  Some people know what it is they just have a hard time with the execution.  I think, sometimes, you have to have a lot of courage to be something great.

  18. pappo profile image60
    pappoposted 11 years ago

    Yes, we all dream since we are kids of doing some kind of earth shattering deed. It is in our nature to try to succeed and to better ourselves. As the years pass by, we realized no everyone is destined to great things. I have to say that even though I have great passion: tennis, my kids can testify to it, my greatest accomplishment was and it will always be becoming a mom!
    I am convinced that even if not all of us can get to reach world known status, our children will place us in the Hall of Fame by becoming productive adults and contributing to make our society better and by passing on to their children and friends our teachings.
    No every one will remember the latest movie or how many time the famous team has won the championship, but we will always remember our parents love and caring. So may be because of where I am in my life at this moment I really do not ask myself if I am destined to do big things, I know I have accomplished already a great deed: raising my 3 children to be responsible and caring adults. What a joy, nothing compares!

  19. Tusitala Tom profile image67
    Tusitala Tomposted 11 years ago

    A good indication is that it's something you've already been involved in for a long time; something you enjoy doing, would do for free whenever the opportunity arises.   You'll have a latent talent for it, perhaps not as developed as you'd like it to be and you'd like more opportunity to get into it.   Well do that.  Lay a bit of that television viewing aside and start working on what, at the moment, might be little more than a nebulous dream.

    When we take action our subconscious mind takes notice.  That can be imagining, writing, saying it out loud, but even better, doing something tangible to bring that dream into being.

    Remember, the daydreaming must be positive.   Ignore the negative thoughts that might destroy that dream as they arise.   Immediately say mentally, "Next!" and get back to positivity: the imaginining and the imagery of yourself already in the position you'd love to be in.

    Good luck.

  20. gmaoli profile image60
    gmaoliposted 11 years ago

    @Kelly Pittman:  Since you've asked, I'll go ahead and tell you where I stand.

    I've hit a lot of personal bumps in the road myself.  When I was a child and even during my college years, I thought I knew exactly what that something great was.  I had these ideas of getting things to happen for me without trouble:  marrying with a family on the way, making a fortune with a job I love, and being a popular with everyone I meet. 

    Well, none of those things have happened, so I've struggled over the years to figure out what exactly I'm meant to do that would be great for me.  In fact, when I failed with goals that I set for myself (goals I thought I was destined to do), I became very cynical and lost my self confidence.  It's gotten better recently, but I still struggle with it, so I'm the 100% cheerful optimist I used to be.

    I'd honestly say it would have to be my writing where my something great lies.  It's encouraged me to try to step out into the world again and see what's really happening out there...and made me think about what I can on my part to help the people in it.  On top of that, my writing gets the messages I think are important for people to know about out in the world and at the same time I get people writing back to me telling me their thoughts and dreams.

    And I think in a lot of ways we go through that somehow...getting one idea of what we're good at doing, but realizing that's it exactly what we're meant to do.  It could be we're better at something else and that something else is really a testimony to the kind of individual we really are.  It takes a lot of stumbles and failures to figure that all out and it can get frustrating, but the struggles can help build an incredible person within you if you keep your mind open to all possible choices and paths. 

    I hope this answers your question.  And thank you to everyone for your insightful answers!


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