Unleash your potential. You probably heard these words already. And you might have wondered what they really mean.
Unleashing our potential means working on our strengths to reach our goals and get where we want. It means get to know ourselves in order to do that. And before anything else, it means listen to ourselves to understand what we really want to achieve. Without knowing that, we are unable to follow a straight and consistent path.
When we know what we really want, and when we associate strong and positive feelings to our goal, we have that motivation that pushes us towards it. And when we don’t waste energy working towards something we don’t actually want, focusing only on what really matters to us, we’re definitely on the right path to unleashing our potential. The combination of focus on our goal and a good dose of motivation, is everything we need to unleash our potential. Because when we have these two things, no matter what, we find the way to reach our goal. If we don’t find the way, it probably means that the motivation is not enough and that we’re focusing on too many things.
Once we are aware of where we really 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.
“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.”
– Winston Churchill
Everything else is a waste of time and energy. Things like comparing ourselves to 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, unleash your potential!
“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. Sometimes challenges are there to teach us something and to guide us towards our goal.
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, embrace challenges, and expect even bigger achievements later. Also, don’t over obsess on your goals, just work on them taking small steps every day, take it easy and enjoy the journey.
Stick to the 3Ps rule
The key to a better life, full of attainments and satisfaction, is the combination of patience, perseverance and
And this is what you have to keep in mind in order to unleash your potential. Without patience and perseverance – and clear goals in mind – your potential remains behind the scenes.
Also, if you think carefully about it, we all have these three elements, but we seldom use them together. Also, we tend to underestimate 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, 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 these 3Ps.
So, it’s important to focus on our priorities, on our strengths and on how we can get the best out of our life, giving the best of ourselves.
Be patient, don’t stop, enjoy the journey.
Feel free to leave a comment and to share your opinion or experience. 🙂
Photo: Frank Winkler