How Could I Grow Up to My Full Potential?
You’ve probably heard the phrase. Someone at some point in your life wanted to encourage you and told you to “tap into your full potential.” You might find this phrase slightly irritating, in case you see “full potential” as something mysterious or perhaps even elusive (I performed excellent last month at work, but nobody gave me the kudos. Have I not reached my full potential?).
Others are “good friends” with the phrase. For instance, if you are always seeking for the perfect strategy that suits your attempts to become better, stronger, smarter and wiser. In which case, yes, you are reaching out to your full potential and that has truly become your inner search for the best version of yourself.
And is there something wrong to seek the best in you? Of course not. Nigerian change-maker and future-challenger, Udoka Chiefe would remark that: “It’s never a bad thing to be the best you can be, no matter where you find yourself in life.”
She says: “What’s the worst that could happen? You shine brighter than most because you’re more dedicated to the attainment of excellence and great work? Always aspire to become the best version of you. When you work towards that, you change your standards to see and require the best from others, because you constantly show and give the best version of yourself to the world.”
So, besides you need to always aspire, you also have to have:
- Clear goals, that will keep you focused on your mission.
- Be ready to step outside your comfort zone, as the real challenges you need to take are not within the “safe” realm of what you already know how to do.
- Be willing to dedicate massive amounts of your time and energy, as you well know that not a single wonder in the world is built in a day. Therefore, giant leaps such as tapping into your full potential require you to take giant undertakings.
- And finally, you need to be a warrior. There will always be setbacks and obstacles on the “mysterious” road to your full potential. You must resist all of it. Your credit card that suddenly has a bug and swallows your money. Your house which just got flooded. All of it. You must always strive to overcome any obstacle as you always strive to deliver work that is at least a little bit better than the previous time.
You only have one life to see how far you can go and reach your full potential.
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