How to reach your full potential is a frequently asked question. It’s a question you should ask yourself. How can I do it and what does it take?
We all have that dream, the dream of reaching every goal we set upon ourself. Becoming the number 1 person in our field. Earning tons of money and riches…
Unfortunately life chose different
We all hope for the best at the end of the road but the truth is, if you’re not prepared to work hard for your future it will probably never happen. The only way you can achieve your full potential is by planning, working, learning and doing. Start with determining what it means to you. After that, search in yourself why and how you can reach it.
For me, reaching my full potential means being the best person I can be while expressing myself to the fullest. Do what you love and you will never regret it. Life is to short for regrets.
Don’t be too afraid to do things! Sure they can (and probably will) go wrong but who cares? It’s an extra experience you can add to your memoirs. This is what makes YOU great in the end. What’s life if you don’t have any stories to tell when you grow older?
So what’s the best way to start aspiring for greatness?
An important part of your journey is learning to let go of your fears. They are what’s holding you back. Try these following steps and let my know how they worked out for you.
1. Find out what you want to achieve
This is the first step for reaching towards your full potential! If you do not know where you’re going, you’ll never reach the finish line. It’s important to strive towards a goal. You can only work actively toward something if you know what that “thing” is. You can find your goal by thinking about your strong points, what do you like to do? What is the one thing you would happily do the rest of your life without getting paid for it?
Once you know what you want to achieve you can start working on your road map.
2. Work out a plan to reach that goal.
Think ahead and look further than the present moment. Every time you don’t know what your next step is going to be, you can look back at your predesigned plan.
Don’t try to change too much at once. You’ll blast all your willpower and self-control in a couple of weeks. You want to make a lifestyle change you can keep for the rest of your life without problems. You shouldn’t blast everything at once because you need some time to adapt to your new situation. If you do it gradually you’ll probably take a little longer but the chance that you’ll reach your goal will more than double.
So what are you going to do? Let’s say it’s possible to reach your goal in 90 days. Put that date into your log and work backwards. What do you need to accomplish along the way to get there? Divide it in as much little steps / tasks as you can think of.
3. Take small steps, don’t expect to go from crawling to running.
I know, you want to go to the end result as fast as possible. But most of the time this isn’t possible. If you work on your goal day by day with a planning you are destined to reach that goal. Whatever it is!
Every achievement is just a series of small steps inevitably winding towards a goal
Who are the people you look up to? Take a look at their journey and see what obstacles they had to overcome to get where they are now. You’ll notice they reached their goal one small step at a time.
Don’t give up, just take your time and work towards your goal day in day out. I promise that you’ll reach it.
4. Learn to accept failure as part of life. Every time you fall down is another chance to get back up. MAN UP!
Every-time you fail you learn new lessons. This will make sure it will not happen again. Failure is not the end, it’s just a stepping stone you have to go through. Every time you fall you learn to get back up and you’ll notice that it made you stronger in the end.
It’s important to look back at what you have already accomplished and what has happened. Periodic reviews will point out weak points and points you have to add some extra attention towards. See what is working and do more of that.
5. Never stop learning. This will give you an advantage over your competitors
Whatever your field of expertise is. Knowledge will give you the extra inch you need to become an expert. Once you have an expert status people will come to you with questions and you’re going to play an important role in other people lives.
If you take the time to develop valuable skill sets and expertise the world is at your feet. It gives you an advantage over all the other imposters out there. One thing that helps you get expert status is writing books. I don’t know why but if people know you are a writer about subject X . They assume you are the “go to guy” for everything in your field.
There are a lot of free resources you can use for this.
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6. Never lose your self-worth on this journey. It’s hard to get it back
Once it’s lost, it is very hard to get back.
Never forget this. Whatever you can get by giving away your self-worth isn’t worth it. Think long term not short term. One of the biggest mistakes you can make in this life is giving up on yourself. That is exactly what you do if you give away your self-worth!
Your self-respect is what makes you who you are. It defines you in ways you can’t possibly understand. If you care about who you are as a person you should do everything to keep your self-worth.
7. Commit to your goal every day, week and month until you reach it.
This may sound easy and simple but honestly, isn’t this a great outlook on life? Think, belief, work and you will achieve whatever destiny you set upon yourself. I believe we can do whatever the hell we want to. Nowadays if you don’t have an answer you go check Google. There is an answer to almost every question now!
If there’s is only one thing you should remember from this article it should be this :
” Only you can make a difference, no one else is going to do it for you”
So, how are you going to reach your full potential?