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8 Ways to Unleash Your Potential

by | Success + Mindset |

Do you wonder why you haven’t accomplished more in your life?

Do you feel that you have great potential locked up inside of you?

Many adults feel this way. Some say no one ever truly reaches their potential, and it’s discouraging that so many of us never even scratch the surface of our potential. Whether you believe that is true or not there are things you can do to unleash your potential and do more of what you are capable of doing.

Are you ready to find out what you can do?

Here are eight ways to find out what you’re capable of accomplishing:

Be bold

Boldness is the number one tip to unleash your potential in the world. Your limited achievements are likely because you’re timid. If you were out there doing your best each day, you’d be too busy piling up successes to worry about your potential.

Stop caring about the opinions of others, stop doubting yourself and show the world (and yourself) what you’ve got.

Go bold with goals

To live up to your potential, you need to think big; you need goals. Goals provide a direction for your energy and effort. Effective goals are motivating, which is great if you’re going to set bold goals!

Avoid overwhelming yourself and break your goals down into bite-sized chunks. Goals should be bold, but not so overwhelming that you give up.

Combine your strengths and interests

Do you care about maximizing your chess-playing potential if you don’t enjoy playing chess? You’ll have the most potential in the areas where you show natural strength and have a high level of interest. What are you good at that you also enjoy? Where can you push your current level of skill?

Get expert assistance

Some of the leading experts in the world a have a coach or a mentor. The right mentor can help you to reach your potential faster than you can do it alone. Spend the time necessary to find a good mentor or coach that can help push you to the next level. It’s like putting your progress on the fast track.

Make progress each day

A small amount of progress, accumulated over time, can result in fantastic progress. Avoid overwhelming yourself by setting a schedule or goals that you can’t maintain. But, be sure to make some progress every day, even the smallest bit.

The amount of progress you can make in a year would be staggering in you just keep it going consistently.

Change your habits

Develop habits that help you accomplish your goals. Your habits are those things you do each day. A practical set of habits all but guarantees success. Stake out those harmful habits and replace them with habits that will help you kick ass. It will take a little time to get them to stick, but the power you will have to accomplish everything will be well worth it.

Examine your goals and determine the habits that would make success likely. The hardest job you have is creating habits. Once the right habits are in place, there’s little else to worry about. Create a productive routine and stick with it.

Your obstacles

There will always be something that gets in your way. It might be a lack of time, money, or other resources. Most of these are minor setbacks and not permanent pitfalls.

Perhaps you have a client that demands a lot of your time. Maybe you live in the wrong place. After all, it’s not easy to maximize your surfing skills in Missouri. Try not to put yourself in a place that will make your goals harder – aka Missouri for the surfer.  Clients change, people move – put out your intention toward your goals and these obstacles tend to work themselves out.

Plan for challenges

What can you do to overcome them, or at least minimize them? What do you need? What do you need to stop doing? How can you alter your life to make success more likely? You have the power to make a massive change in your life just by working through your challenges.

Expect success

If you expect failure, you’re bound to fail. Why not give yourself the benefit of the doubt and expect great things? If you have solid goals, good habits, and a smidgen of discipline, there’s no reason to doubt yourself.

Making a few decisions, acting boldly, and finding a mentor are just a few of the things you can do to unleash your potential.

Make today the day you start living at your highest level. What are you waiting for?

Here’s to creating the life you LOVE!

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: TORIE MATHIS

Torie Mathis is dedicated to changing the world. She is a best selling author, Army veteran, speaker + trainer, and your mentor to creating the life you love. She believes everyone has an untapped potential and wants to help YOU create an awesome life.

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