“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”
– Winston Churchill
Unleashing our Potential
Unleashing our potential means working on our strengths to reach big goals and get where we want. It means get to know ourselves in order to do that. And it means listen to ourselves to understand what we want to achieve.
When we know what we really want, and when we associate strong positive feelings to our goal, we have that motivation that pushes us towards it, that is everything we need to unleash our potential.
Once we are aware of where we want to go, the first step to take is to focus on ourselves, on the present, and on small daily objectives. That is, identify our best skills and strengths we can use to reach our short-term goals in order to reach our bigger achievement.
All the rest is distraction and waste of energy. Things like comparing ourselves with others, or overthinking about what we could have done better in the past are useless, misleading and time-wasting.
Similarly, overthinking about our long-term plans, despite being a good source of motivation, could be time wasting as well, as they take our mind off our present.
Don’t give up now!
“Work hard in silence, let your success be your noise.”
– Frank Ocean.
If you don’t see results immediately, it doesn’t mean you won’t see results in the future. Remember that!
Hard work pays off sooner or later. Discipline and patience will help to make it happen sooner. So, if it seems like nothing is happening, don’t panic, be patient, and expect even bigger achievements later.
Stick to the 3Ps rule
The key to a better life, full of attainments and satisfaction, is what I call the 3Ps factor. This is the combination of patience, perseverance and
If you think carefully about it, we all have these three elements, but we seldom use them together, and the majority of us underestimate the potential of their synergy and don’t cultivate them.
We all have strengths, and if we “water” them with patience and perseverance, we can reach almost anything.
We should always focus on this idea, every single day, especially when we’re having a hard time dealing with an obstacle, because it gives us the strength that we need.
In order to keep ourselves on the right path, we should always bear in mind the 3Ps principle.
So, it’s time for you to focus on your priorities, on your strengths and on how you can get the best out of your life, giving the best of yourself. Feel free to leave a comment and to share your opinion or experience.
Be patient, don’t stop, enjoy the journey.
Photo: Frank Winkler