So often, you hear people say that you have the potential to do anything you want. The problem is that no one tells us how to reach that potential or even find it. The problem just may be that we cannot quantify potential, or that we cannot measure potential and we cannot even define potential! However, there are many ways we can get motivated enough to reach our fullest potential and be the best person we can be.
Be Open Minded
So many opportunities pass before our eyes because we are so afraid to take risks and chances. Always remember that if there really is no danger, why not take the risk? What’s the worst thing that can happen? Try being more open minded in every aspect of your life. If this sounds trite, consider the converse – playing it safe is not the way to reach your potential. I think we can all agree with that.
Always take time to look at new perspectives. Begin to think outside the box and know that there is more you can do. If you only focus on only one thing, you will become an expert, but what’s next? Be more flexible so you can push yourself to think bigger. Do some different things. Listen to music that you would not have listened to before. Give things a new chance in life. Change up your routine and do things differently one day. Try a different flavored doughnut or drink tea instead of coffee. If you go to the beach every year, save up some money to go to a new country this time around. Push yourself to get outside the day to day boundaries you live in and see what is out there for you. Try to become world, well-rounded and educated.
Ask for It!
You have to ask for something if you want it in this world. It is amazing to see how many people never get what they want because of fear of asking for it. They fear rejection, embarrassment and that is the very thing that keeps them from asking for things. Find the courage and strength inside yourself to ask for what you want or ask for assistance to get it.
One of the best ways to reach your fullest potential is to give to others and help others as much as you can. Then, when it’s time for you to need help, people will be inclined to help you as well. You get what you give in this world, and if you feel you aren’t reaching your potential, maybe it’s because you’re not giving enough. You create a network of help and support when you help others. People who find success always boast of their mentors and connections, and there’s a reason for this.
Get motivated and think differently! Today is the day to get out there and get motivated to do the same – find your potential!
Macy Hart writes about self discovery, personal finance & saving money at www.lifeinsurancequotes.org.