Do ever feel like you are wasting away your potential? You know you have a vast amount of potential to offer but just can’t seem to get yourself going. If only you could muster up the confidence or energy to step out on faith; you know you could make something happen. Is this a true statement though?
I ask this because if you are aware of your potential, why are you just letting it waste away? Potential is defined as: latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness. So when someone says they see potential in you, they are pointing out qualities that can be used for greater purpose. When this is said though it usually means that you are just going through life at an average pace or maybe even dismal pace, when you are capable of doing much more.
No sane person would allow their opportunity to succeed just waste away due to laziness or lack of will to take risk. But in reality it happens every day. Every day people are constantly regretting not taking the opportunity to maximize upon their potential instead of playing it safe and following the rules. What has to be realized though is that maximizing your potential means freeing yourself from all restraints that constrict you. You cannot truly immerse yourself in being the best you without stripping away those things which way you down.
If you want to find out how to maximize your full potential follow this guideline:
I. Remove all None Factors. The biggest hindrance to realizing your potential and maximizing upon it is wasting energy and time on non-essential things. Get rid of those things which produce no value for you nor is related to you improving yourself. I know it is hard to eliminate those bad habits which you enjoy but they are not giving you positive return on your investment. The main ingredient behind success other than hard work is hard work complimented with discipline. If you are not willing to hold yourself to a high standard then you are allowing defeat and mediocrity to reside in your presence. The only thing that should remain in your thought process is getting better each day and employing the discipline that allows you to block out those things which will break your concentration.
II. Focus on Your Goal at Hand. Your goal is to maximize your potential, which means exceeding expectations placed upon you. In order to do so you have to possess the mindset that you are worth more than what your current status implies. But this also means you must have the work ethic behind such thoughts to see this come into fruition. Maximizing your potential is not something that can be done with half-effort, it has to be a consistent process. One thing that can help is keeping that initial vision in your head that defines a greater positioning in life. When the thought of being great stays in your head, your actions tend to support the need to be just that.
III. Accomplish & Keep Moving Forward. The thing you are doing is maximizing your potential, not just meeting your potential. Maximize is defined as: make as large or great as possible. This means that just because you have a little success doesn’t mean you are doing something special. After each successful venture there should be a hunger to achieve more. Successful people are those who are never satisfied; they need to continually accumulate achievement after achievement in order to satisfy the standards they require of themselves.
Stop being afraid of taking risk and stop being lazy. Successful people are those who realize their potential and opportunity to succeed and exploit each for their greater gain.