- Daniel Chua
Unleash Your Potential
Updated: Sep 9, 2020
Perhaps life is meant to be more adventurous than what you have been experiencing thus far.
It is said that the richest place on earth isn't the oilfield in the Middle East or priceless treasures in the Louvre Museum; rather it is in the human spirit where our potential lies. However, many of us do not pursue our hopes and dreams. When we are either too comfortable where we are or allow the fear of the unknown to paralyse us from taking the next step. Maybe that is why you haven't accomplished more with your life?
You are made for more. Take your first steps today to discover what you are really capable of. Here are a few thoughts to get you going:
1. Be brave.
This is a non-negotiable if you want to make an impact on the world. Your limited achievements are likely due to the fact that you are afraid and avoid taking risks. The truth is: you already have what it takes to succeed. Stop caring about the opinions of others and show the world what you have got.
2. Set audacious goals.
To live up to your potential, you need goals. Goals provide a direction for your energy and effort. Effective goals are motivating, which is great if you’re going to set courageous goals. But avoid overwhelming yourself. Goals should be bold, but not overwhelming.
3. Combine your strengths and interests.
Do you really care about maximizing your singing potential if you don’t enjoy singing? You will have the most potential in the areas where you show natural strength and have a high level of interest. What are you good at that you also enjoy?
4. Get help from a coach or a mentor.
Some of the leading experts in the world still have a coach or mentor. The right mentor is a multiplier. He can help you to reach your potential faster than you can do it alone. Spend the time necessary to find a good mentor. It is like putting your progress on the fast track.
5. Make incremental progress daily.
A small amount of progress, accumulated over time, can result in amazing progress. Avoid burning yourself out by setting a schedule or goals that you can’t maintain. But, be sure to make some improvements each and every day. The compounding effect of the progress you can make in a year would be staggering.
6. Develop habits that help you accomplish your goals.
Keeping with the same theme of making progress each day, your habits are those things you do each day. Examine your goals and determine the habits that would make success likely. The hardest job you have is creating habits. Once the right habits are in place, there’s little else to worry about. Create an effective routine and stick with it.
7. Identify your obstacles.
There is always something in the way. It might be a lack of time, money, or other resources. Maybe you have a spouse that demands a lot of your time. Maybe you live in the wrong place. After all, it’s not easy to maximize your skiing skills in Singapore.
Create a plan for dealing with your obstacles. What can you do to overcome them, or at least minimise them? What do you need? What do you need to stop doing? How can you alter your life to make success more likely?
8. Expect success.
Expectation attracts results. If you expect failure, you are bound to fail. Why not give yourself the benefit of the doubt and expect good things? If you have solid goals, good habits, and a willful discipline, there is no reason to doubt yourself.
Making a few decisions, acting boldly, and finding a mentor are just a few of the things you can do to unlock your potential. Make today the day you start living at your highest level. What are you waiting for?