How to Unlock Your Potential
It’s time to unlock your potential and discover the keys to real success and happiness. Without doing that, you’re robbing the world of your awesome, one-of-a-kind, invaluable gifts, and a life of pleasure and gratification. Show the world who you are today so you can live your dream life tomorrow.
Think about all of the muscles in your body. From your glutes to your biceps, you have muscles that are available for your use at any time you need them. When you run, you know that you have to place one leg in front of the other, faster and faster in order to generate the speed you want. When you type on the computer, you use the muscles in your forearm and fingers. Today, these muscles are strong, not because they were made that way, but because you unlock their power on a consistent basis.
“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential” Liane Cordes
“The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” Confucius
Most of us choose a career path before knowing ourselves well enough to pick the right one. We stay in our ‘chosen’ careers without an ounce of passion for what we do. Even if we have passion for it, we aren’t confident enough to say or do what we really feel is right; we may betray a fellow co-worker to get ahead, we veer away from our authentic self because we value money and title more than our creativity, uniqueness and compassion for others.
We go to work day in and day out and daydream about that fantasy life of ours – the one that really gets our blood pumping. What is your true work? What would you do if money was no object? Would you continue working at the job you have now if it only paid the minimum hourly wage?
Your passion may be painting murals, it may be opening up your own cupcake bakery; it may be inspiring inner city youth about overcoming adversity. Don’t feel stuck in your current job. There are always multiple choices in front of you. But, in order to unlock your true potential, you need to show the world who you are. What are you most passionate about?
Unlock Your Potential by Living Through Passion
We’re all creative in one way or another — every one of us. Are you in tune, or a little out of touch, with your creativity? Feeling a lack of being inspired or just a lack of time? Creativity comes in many different forms: painting, journal writing, pottery making, piano playing, interior design, blog writing, photography, cooking, graphic design and even organizing your office. All of these require a unique expression of yourself that only you can offer. This is your distinctive touch, your talent, and this type of creative illustration is the center of you. You unlock your potential when your work is not just a task, but a passionate undertaking. When you live through passion, your world and view of the world, opens up and expands. Your life is no longer mundane and just “ordinary” when you unlock your potential to live the life you dream about.
Unlock Your Potential by Taking That First Step
Think about what your ideal life looks like. If you dread working in a cubicle as a sales rep, and vision a life of traveling the world as a best-selling author, then ask yourself this: what first step can I take to get there? So, you haven’t written creatively for 20+ years? It doesn’t matter. Do you love to express yourself with words? Then start to unlock your potential that resides inside you today. Create a blog where you begin to convey your ideas and thoughts and daily escapades, your adventures in life, and your opinions about yourself and the world. Read other author’s success stories. Reach out to a mentor. Have patience and trust the Universe is providing everything you ever need to be successful. Write poetry, document in your journal, put anything and everything in writing that you can. Allow that true expression of who you really are to flow outwards.
Unlock your potential and release the passion, and let it lead you to your intended life. You remember…the one you put in the back of your mind before you decided to just go with the flow of what others thought you should do, or the road you took because it just seemed easier? When you unlock your potential, it will guide you to a life of more contentment and fulfillment. It’s never too late to live your dreams. And, while you’re in the process of making this dream of yours a reality, be grateful for the experiences you had that brought you to this wonderful new life. Those experiences like your dead end job, will serve you well in the next leg of your journey. That’s how life works. Everything leads to something. You gather experience and skills that will become functional in the path of your life.
“Ineffective people live day after day with unused potential. They experience synergy only in small, peripheral ways in their lives. But creative experiences can be produced regularly, consistently, almost daily in people’s lives. It requires enormous personal security and openness and a spirit of adventure.” -Stephen Covey
“If You Will Change, Everything Will Change. To Have More, You Simply Have To Become More. Don’t Wish It Were Easier, Wish You Were Better. Don’t Wish For Less Problems, Wish For More Skills.” ~Jim Rohn
Watch a great video here by Jim Rohn
We are all given unique gifts, but it’s what you do with your gifts that will determine your future success, satisfaction and happiness. Those who decide to put their gift on a shelf will never experience the joy of realizing their true potential, and that is sad. For the others that follow their heart and dreams and use their gifts and potential are the ones that know bliss. Your new world is out there waiting for you, when you decide that it’s time to unlock your potential and reveal the real, unique, and exceptional you.
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