Unleash Your Full Potential On The World
“You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you.”
The worst thing any human can do is live beneath themselves. What do I mean by that? Author Marianne Williamson said playing small does not serve the world nor does it do anything to enhance your life. There are far too many people living small and allowing the world to dictate what they do with their lives. If you want to unleash your potential on the world you can't sit on the sidelines and wish and hope it could happen. You must get in the game and work at it. Stop giving up so easily.
What are you doing right now to unleash your full potential on the world? Think about it. Do you look in the mirror and wish the real you could shine through beyond all the self-doubt and pessimism?
God put you on this earth to make a statement and it's up to you to follow through on the values, dreams and goals that are burning in your heart. You don't have to live behind your fears and doubt anymore.
Does it scare you that you can make a difference in the world today? Does it scare you that there's so much more that you could be doing with your life than what you engaged in now?
Each one of us has been given talents and gifts that can be developed but are you expanding your innate sense of purpose and direction? To get from Point A to Point B in your life, there must be a plan. You can't reach your potential haphazardly. Every person can maximize his potential for greatness by understanding what limitations they have whether it be physical, financial or environmental and using their greatest asset... their mind.
1 Corinthians 12:4-6 states, "There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work."
Pastor Rick Warren says that "Potential is your unused strengths. Your hidden talents. Your untapped abilities. Your dormant talents. Your capped capabilities."
That's a good start but I believe it goes much deeper. I believe potential is the power that has been given to you by God that you must tap into and strengthen so that you can carry out your great calling to the world.
Imagine if ll the great painters, musicians, explorers and scientists had not reached their full potential? What would life be like? Would we be enjoying the life we lead today? What would life be like without computers, cell phones, cars, planes, or even electricity?
In his article, "Personal Development and Human Potential", Z. Hereford states, "Personal development is not measured by financial, social or external success. Instead it is determined by our efforts to develop our intellectual, physical and spiritual aspects in order to reach our full human potential. In the process of developing ourselves, we also strive to express our talents and abilities for the enrichment and benefit others."
This is an important fact most people forget. In order to reach your full potential, it takes more than just want or desire. You need to combine and develop your physical, mental and spiritual powers to bring our talents to the masses. Only then can we bring the true nature of God within us to the whole world.
There is a power deep within all of us that is just itching to come out. It wants to tell the world... "Look what I can do! I have my own unique abilities and gifts and I want to share them with the whole world!"
This is what unleashing your true potential is all about. It means stepping out of your little world and offering yourself to a bigger stage. It means sharing the real you with the world. It means giving everything you have whether you succeed or fail!
What's Holding You Back From Unleashing Your Full Potential?
“Deep within man dwells those slumbering powers; powers that would astonish him, that he never dreamed of possessing; forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.”
Opportunities abound for those who decide to break free of the chains holding them back in the 21st century . For every human to make the most of their potential they must not only conquer their fears but gain momentum and allow God to work in us with amazing results. What a loss it would be to keep all that beauty, all that power locked up inside of you. The power to change lives...the power to give love... the power to be heard!
Every day we have the capability to do amazing things yet we fall short of what we should be doing. Can you see yourself making a difference in one person's life? Why aren't you doing it?
Afraid you'll fail? Afraid you might screw their lives up even more? Afraid you might actually do some good for once?
I'm amazed at all the excuses people make to not get involved in the world at large. Unleashing greatness is not a curse... it's a blessing!
According to M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.,"Unleashing your true potential can be done by knowing the exact limits of your potential. Most of the people who don’t reach their true potential fail to do it because they underestimate their abilities and this usually results in accepting mediocre results."
The idea that your quality of life depends on how you reach your potential is a truth most of us don't quite understand. The more we unleash that power within us, the better our life will be.
Tell me... what is holding you back from achieving everything you set out to achieve when you were just a child? Are your dreams just that, dreams? Have you bit the bullet and decided to totally give up on them? I hope not! You will be denying the world the vastness of your genius, You will be denying the world the gifts God has given to you and you alone.
I see far too many people who put limitations on themselves and suffer greatly for it. The more they say they can't the more they won't!
What do you want to be remembered for?
4 Steps To Maximizing Your Potential
"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."
Are you good enough? That's a question many of us wrestle with day after day after day. We struggle to feel adequate in a world that forces us to compare ourselves with our neighbors whether we want to or not. The pain comes when we feel we don't quite measure up and that can take the wind out of our sails very quickly. Just when we think we're making headway something comes along to bring us right back down.
I used to think I could never measure up to all the great writers even though I dreamed about becoming a famous author. It was so hard to build a following and when each new book I released didn't sell liked I hoped they would, I felt like giving up. What changed everything for me was learning to believe in myself when others didn't. To keep plugging away and fulfill my destiny as an author. In July of 2016, I scored my first #1 book on Amazon.com. with the release of Summoned To Love and all the hard work, all the naysayers and all the feelings of inadequacy melted away. What I didn't realize at the time I was building a snowball that was getting bigger and bigger with each new release and suddenly it took off and conquered everything in it's path.
I finally realized what unleashing my inner potential mean to to the world. Many of the readers told me the book changed their lives. That was my moment, my epiphany, the day my life changed forever.
You may not be an aspiring author but what is it that burns inside your heart? What is it that makes you, you?
Here are the 4 Steps to Maximize Your True Potential And Unleash The Real You To The World
- Don't Underestimate Your Abilities - You are worth more than you can ever realize. Remember the gifts you were born with and use them for the betterment of mankind. According to M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.,"Unleashing your true potential can be done by knowing the exact limits of your potential. Most of the people who don’t reach their true potential fail to do it because they underestimate their abilities and this usually results in accepting mediocre results." Are you tired of accepting mediocrity? Then value what you have to offer.
- Know Your True Purpose - Shana Schutte says this about purpose. "The gifts God gives us are like little seeds planted inside us, but for them to grow we have to use them." To fulfill this, Parker Palmer states, "Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I need to listen to my life to tell me who I am." It is those things that give you your greatest happiness aligned with your strengths and passions in life that will let you know. Then it's up to you cultivate those seeds.
- Cultivate Your Potential - As any farmer will tell you, the harvest is only as good as the work you put into cultivating and fertilizing the field. So it is with your potential. Dreams are one thing but you must do the necessary work to make your potential come to life.
- Share Your Potential - After the harvest, comes the sharing. What good is potential if others cannot share in your achievements? Author Dwayne Savaya states, "True potential in life is not what is accomplished, but who benefits from it. Your deposit was given to enrich and inspire the lives of others." Is benefitting others part of your plan? Are you ready to inspire the world?
Reaching Your Full Potential
"Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!"
To reach your full potential, you must know the source from whence it came. That would be God. When you realize the source, you can establish a relationship with God. It is through faith and by love that this relationship guides our potential.
Your potential is like a seed that must be nourished. To try and unleash it before it is ready will only bring forth a weak and ineffective action that is as bad as not doing anything at all.
Will Edwards, the founder of White Dove Books tells us, “A life without purpose is a life without richness, depth and reason. However you need to direct the purpose to ensure your dreams are realized. There is little point in investing the time and effort into discovering what you want to do, see or experience if you then do nothing with it.”
Reaching your full potential means first learning to value who you are and what you can offer. It moves on to becoming a person who loves to face challenges and then overcoming them. This builds character, patience and humility. All important aspects of unleashing your full potential.
It's not about selfishly getting what you want and being prideful. Potential is expressed through both hard work and love for others for you cannot expect to overcome obstacles all by yourself. The true nature of potential is to fight for your dreams. It is a game changer in life and one that most people are unwilling to play.
Z. Hereford goes on to say,"Its purpose was to promote the idea that humans can experience an exceptional quality of life filled with happiness, creativity and fulfillment when they strive to reach their potential."
The famous theologian, Frederick Buechner, once said: ”Your calling is where your passions meet the world’s needs.” That is where your full potential, unleashed onto the world, can do the most good.
I, for one, am striving for a better world. I offer my best to lift others up. That type of achievement makes for the kind of world all of us want to live and work in.
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