What is the potential ? How does one reach his/her potential? What does it take to achieve full potential?
These are some of the mind bugging questions on almost everyone’s mind. There is one thing we should keep in mind though, that we all have different potential and have different ways we go about trying to achieve it.
To achieve full maximum potential, you need to develop the mindset of a champion and also commit yourself to the whole process of being your own cheerleader.
Let us check out the basic steps that are required to achieve full potential:
1. BE THE BEST IN WHAT YOU DO
We all have varying potential, you only need to figure out what makes you tick and the stuff that you like so that it will be easy for you to focus your attention in that direction.
2. DEFINE YOUR SPECIFIC GOAL
Defining your goal on time is an important element that will help you reach full potential. It is on record that when people define their goals on time, they are more focus on the task at hand. Keep that in mind and start specifying your goals be it short-term or long-term. For instance, you can;
• Take a pen and put down specifically all that you desire
• Go through the list to ensure if they are achievable or not
• Be positive and stay positive
3. KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING
Once you have your goals defined, you need to start working on the direction to take in order to achieve these goals. You need to;
• Stay true to the whole process and stay focus
• Write down things that you want to get and make sure you get them done
• Have in mind that your goals might change along the way, it is part of life, change.
And change is the only constant thing we are sure of, so do not be discouraged, rather work on yourself and then restructure your goals and get back on track.
4. LOOK FOR INSPIRATION
When you are fascinated or intrigued by something, you find yourself always looking forward to that particular thing. What this means is that, find that thing that makes you tick or come alive and draw inspiration from it. It can be through;
*Music or taking a walk alone with your thoughts
*Writing. Surprisingly writing Is a great way for some people to share what they have inside and things they have experienced. So if it helps you, write down whatever fascinating moments that you can recall and draw your inspiration from there.
5. BE CONFIDENT
Confident will see that you achieve and reach your full potential, although you need to believe in yourself in order to gain that confidence. With confident, you can achieve anything you set your mind to, so….
• Dress smart, look good and present yourself in the right manner
• Stay positive and disregard the opinions of others
• Discover your unique personality
6. ACCEPT FAILURES
Failures mean getting beaten and first of all, you have to be mentally fit to accept failure because it is not an easy thing to experience. But you can take console in the fact that there will always be days where you will shine and days where you will encounter setbacks. The beauty of this whole process is that as long as you never give up and you work hard, you will surely overcome it all.
Never make the mistake of measuring yourself to an average individual, rather always measure with someone that is significantly ahead of you (an elite) and look for areas where this elite exceeds you and work towards it. In life, victories are not measured on how many times you fail, rather it is on how you succeed.
7. GET ASSISTANCE
It always helps to have external support that will assist as well as motivate you. What this means is that you should find a support system/line. For instance, a close friend, family member, a colleague, business mentor, someone who you can look up to for assistance and encouragement and who can also hold you accountable.
8. BELIEVE IN YOUR JUDGMENT
This might come from experience and knowledge. It is important to always believe in whatever your mind tells you when making that decision. Good judgment can be very helpful, it enables you to:
• Make quick and better decisions
• It gives you more time to focus on other things, like, other areas of your goals that need attention
9. DON’T STOP
Achieving your potential is a lifetime commitment and to reach full potential is a step, a work-in-progress —not an overnight success. You can and will develop full potential when you know what it is you want and work toward achieving it
Always have the mindset for growth and know that you are only competing to better yourself. That is only how you will progress and achieve your full potential.