Thursday, February 28, 2013

Reach your full potential

Since I started this blog a few weeks ago, I've discussed several topics from how to find your passion to ways to improve your mood. One topic that is rolling around in my head frequently is how to reach my full potential; mainly what steps do I need to take today in order to be more successful and happy in my life.

Reaching your potential is something that only you can discover for yourself. The potential that one has to be, for example, a best selling novelist, or world renowned surgeon lies within the ability one has to recognize their talents and capitalize on those talents. Each one of us has the ability to live amazing lives and it is up to us to decide what we define as amazing.

The first step towards reaching your potential is reflection on one's own interests and talents. First think about what it is that you enjoy doing and what kinds of things are you great at without trying. If you have a hard time coming up with something, try exploring different areas of interest. Try doing something new to discover if you are good at it.

Once you find the things you are good at or enjoy doing, explore different career paths that fit within those talents. Try remaining open to broad areas of interest; you never know if the exact job you desire will be the one you end up with. There are several possibilities for you and your talents and having a broad area of interest will help keep your options open.

Now that you have an idea of where you would like to direct your career, make a plan to reach your goal. Take the first steps of educating yourself and learning from mentors. Take the time to develop you skills and talents further and push forward towards reaching your potential.

In time you will realize that the more you do to reach your potential, the more potential you have to offer. Reaching your potential is not a destination nor and end result of hard work and effort, but rather the journey one takes throughout their lifetime. The more you do, the more talented and skilled you become, further adding to your potential to succeed. Never settle for where you are today and utilize your talents and skills to reach new heights and possibilities. If you reach your goals, set new ones that challenge you to push forward. Never give up on your dreams and continue to push towards what you desire. With a little faith and a lot of hard work anything is possible.

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