It can be very frustrating to go on with life not knowing what you are supposed to achieve. Although life is a self-discovery journey and it may take sometime to reach your true potential, there are things you need to understand about yourself, your life and what you want to achieve. This is the only way you will be able to live a fulfilling life without being pressured by others to do what you believe you are not meant to do. How to reach your true potential is not a day’s process. Sometimes, you will make mistakes but all this will help you discover who you are meant to be.
What are Your Gifts and Talents?
What are you good at? What makes you comfortable in life? What is it that you can do even when you are not being paid? If we all concentrated in what we love doing, we would be more fulfilled and happier. What you are excellent at and do not need anyone to push you to do should be a strong indicator of your gifts and talents. There is something no one else can do better than you can. If you concentrate more on your gifts and talents, you will reach your full potential faster.
Keep on Advancing
Even after you realize what you are good at, soon you will become redundant if you do not better yourself. This is by improving your skills and expanding your knowledge. When this is based on something you like, it will not be hard for you to accept the challenge. Passion will be your main driving force. As you advance your skills and knowledge, you will also be able to stay competitive and reliable. Those who depend on your services will never be disappointed in you because you always give them what they want.
Have Realistic Goals
Do not set your goals too high such that they end up being unattainable. Have smaller goals that add up to your overall big goal. Know what you want to do everyday and work hard to attain it. When you have unrealistic goals, not being able to achieve them will leave you frustrated and disappointed. On the same note, do not compare yourself with others. Move at your own pace. This is a personal journey. What you may be going through may not necessarily be the same things another person may be experiencing therefore, it would be unfair if you compared yourself with anyone else.
Be a People Person
Money can never satisfy you no matter how much you have. It can never make you truly happy. For you to reach your full potential, you need to connect with people. Your life should be a daily process of reaching out and helping others. In whatever you do, make sure that you make this world a better place for at least one person everyday. Whether it is at your work, on the streets, at the grocery store or when you are with your family members and friends, you should go out of your way to make someone else happy even if it is just for a minute. People should know that they can always rely on you to be there for them when they need you. This does not mean that you go out giving out money or you let others walk all over you but just be compassionate, friendly and available when needed.
If you are operating a business, what is its main objective? Are you in it to make money or is your aim to make the society around you a bit better. Did you notice a need around you and decided to come up with a business that will answer to that need? When you solve a problem people have, they will keep on coming back to you. The satisfaction you get from being able to help others will bring joy no amount of money can.
Not all days will be happy, smooth and rewarding. Some times, you will wish that you never had to wake up or go to work. People will disappoint you but life has to go on. When you are focused, know your purpose and understand that things will not always flow the way you want them to, you will find it easier to accept everything that comes your way. Learn from your mistakes, we all make some, and move on. Learn who you can trust and rely on. Work hard. Nothing comes easily. Have a plan and work on it everyday. For you to achieve a lot, do less. You will be able to go further this way.
Be Your Own Best Friend
People will discourage, disappoint and look down on you. You can never reach your true potential if you keep on expecting others to approve or urge you on. When you know what you want to achieve, you should not wait for others to see things in the same light. In fact, most will not until you start succeeding. You need to encourage yourself, not put self-limits and know how to deal with everything that comes your way without expecting support and encouragement from an outside source.
On the same note, you need to build healthy relationships. Relate with people who share your interests and dreams. Negative people will only discourage you. Some times, you do not have to tell your family members and friends everything especially when you know they will not agree with what you have planned. If a relationship is hindering you from reaching your full potential, if it is demeaning or does not add any value to your life, let it go. Define how you want you relationships to be. Know what you want from your friends, family members and those you want to have intimate relationships with.
You also need to have mentors who will guide you on how you can reach your full potential. People you can rely on when you need support and guidance, mentors who will not judge or look down on you.