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Recognizing Your Full Potential

Living up to your true potential gives you a sense of fulfilment, and Aristotle claims that we all have the potential to be great in his book The Nicomachean Ethics.

He believes that realising one’s potential is the key to living a truly happy and fulfilling life, even in later years.

However, realising your full potential and becoming a high performer requires the development of specific skills and mental characteristics.

So, without further ado, how about we take a look at what those traits and skills are?

An image with a light bulb filed with ideas on how to reach your full potential

Self Awareness

You must be at ease with who and what you are if you want to know what your true potential is and how to get there.

Don’t pretend to be someone you’re not, and don’t try to change who you are just to please others.

Rather, figure out who you are and what you want to be… And if you don’t know, you can figure it out by doing things and analysing how you feel while doing them… This is what self-awareness is all about!

Read, write, think, and speak about what you’ve learned. Simply being aware of your thoughts and feelings is self-awareness.

You automatically learn more about yourself when you are self-aware.

It all starts with being aware.

Without awareness, there is no knowledge!

Perseverance

The ability to fall and rise again is a sign of perseverance. If you don’t make errors, you won’t be able to become resilient.
Sometimes you put forth the effort and receive nothing in return. You labour for years with no results.

You don’t get any recognition, money, or incentives for your efforts. But finally, the long-awaited results begin to appear.

You improve your skills and gain confidence in your work. You even begin to make more money.

If this seems similar, keep in mind that you would not have gotten any of those things if you hadn’t persevered.

Writing

We’ve all been compelled to rant and express ourselves in order to make a point.

Writing, on the other hand, can help you accomplish this goal. When you write anything down, you become more aware of the words you use.

This means your writing will be more thought-provoking, succinct, and elegant than your speaking.

Better writing leads to better thinking. Improved communication is the result of better thinking.

Improved communication leads to better professional results.

As a result, write, write, write! It doesn’t matter if you’re putting down your objectives and intentions or simply conducting some creative writing.

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is less about meditation, yoga, or Buddhism and more about being an aware person.

The emotions and ideas of a mindful person are within their control. He/she has the strength of a rock.

Someone who can be counted on by others. It does, however, take a lot of practise to achieve that inner serenity.

You may believe that you will never be able to grasp this ability completely. Practicing, on the other hand, can help you gain more control over your thoughts.

The essence of mindfulness practise is the ability to detect repeated patterns and make deliberate judgments at the time they occur, rather than reacting automatically.

Productivity

It is critical to recognize that the more present you are, the greater your desire to improve your life.

Working on the things you enjoy can also help you better your life. Thinking about reaching your objectives will not help you achieve them.

Develop into a productive person on a daily basis.

Don’t squander any more of it by watching TV, hanging out with the wrong people, or engaged in meaningless, routine things.

Make the most of the time you have.

Leadership

It’s all about inspiring others and assisting them in realising their greatest potential.

This may be accomplished by training people to be self-sufficient and concentrating on themselves.

When you solve your own difficulties and grow into a strong, dependable person, you are better able to help others.

When you do this, it motivates others to do the same.

Only the self-centered and egotistical try to make others reliant on them…

Leaders are convinced otherwise!

Final Thoughts

If you’ve started doing something, do it to the best of your ability or don’t do it at all.

That is the quickest way to realize your full potential and it’s also the most difficult.

That, however, should come as no surprise to you. If you don’t succeed the first time, learn from your mistakes and remember Henry Ford’s words:

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” – Henry Ford

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