Developing your full potential necessitates a focus on who you are. It implies differentiating oneself as a being as opposed to describing one's identity as what one accomplishes in life. "I'm a massage therapist," "I'm a father," or "I'm a husband," how many times have you said? All of them are actions you take, not who you are. Who you are is your value system and your beliefs about yourself and others. It's what makes you unique and gives your life meaning.
If you want to develop your full potential, you need to figure out who you are. This means understanding your values and beliefs about life. Are they based on evidence or on opinion? What would happen if you changed something in your value system? What would change if you changed your belief about anything?
For example, say your belief is that people should be responsible for their own actions. You know from experience that this isn't always true, but you still believe it. If someone doesn't clean their room, you'd feel let down. However, if you didn't have this belief, you might not hold things against someone if they couldn't clean their room. You could understand that they were probably raised by neglectful parents, had other things on their mind, etc. - instead of just thinking that they're lazy.
The next time you think about tapping into your potential, ask yourself these questions: Who am I? What are my values?
Don't you appreciate it when others tell you, "You have potential?" What exactly does that mean? It implies that you are capable of pursuing and conquering everything you set your mind to. It suggests you have abilities and talents that are dormant and waiting to be realized. And finally, it assumes that you can be helped to reach your full potential.
Our potential is defined by our goals and our actions. The more we pursue what we want, the greater our potential becomes. The more we do something, the more capabilities we build up within ourselves. There are many people who lack potential because they try to follow other people's paths instead of creating their own. This often leads to failure because they think that what worked for someone else will work for them too. However, if you want to succeed, you need to start with yourself. You have to find out what you're good at and go from there. The more you learn about yourself, the better able you will be to determine your potential.
Your potential can only be determined by you. So why not rise to the challenge and see just how much you can achieve? Do not let anyone tell you that you cannot accomplish something because there is someone else who can do it instead. Remember, one person can make a difference, so start now by reading books, talking to teachers, and exploring ways to improve your life.
That is why it is critical to actively and persistently believe in your own potential. Making a practice of finding and analyzing your prior successes is an excellent method to do this. Why? ...Believe in your abilities.
To effectively leverage your skills, you must go beyond your own capabilities. Go a step beyond. To the core of your capabilities That's when you start living your life the way it was supposed to be lived. That's when you start having an impact on others that goes far beyond what you could have ever imagined.
The best strategy for harnessing your strengths is to get to know them. Discover their depth and breadth. Then work with them. Don't try to change them or replace them with other traits. Let them guide you where they can. And don't forget to allow yourself to be surprised by them sometimes.
Your strengths are one of your most valuable assets. They can also be one of your biggest obstacles. It's up to you to learn how to use them to make an impact in this world.