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How can I Fulfil My Potential?

How Can I Fulfil My Potential?

Release Your Full Potential

You were born with a set of potentials. A potential is a latent, innate capacity to achieve goals.

We can feel sure that you have untapped potential just waiting to be utilised by you.

You have the potential to develop, grow and become great at whatever you set your mind to.

Actualise Your Potential

1. Decide.

In order to express your full potential, you must first decide to. Actualising your full potential takes a large amount of effort, time and energy. It therefore requires a firm decision and an iron-clad-commitment to follow through.

2. Specialise.

Once you decide to commit to express your full potential you need to decide what field to specialise in. The next step to actualising your potential is to study. If you want to be great at anything, you must first acquire specialised knowledge.

3. Study.

Everything that exists has structure. Every subject matter has a structure. And if you want to be great at something, then you must understand its intellectual structure.

4. Develop skills.

Knowledge and skill are different things. Knowledge is held in the mind. But that knowledge does not necessarily translate into skill. It is not enough to be knowledgeable. You must also develop skills. Skills are the practical application of knowledge.

5. Perfect.

Now you have the skills; your task is to drill, rehearse and perfect your skills, every day. Never become complacent. No matter how good you get, you can assume that you are not yet perfect, and that there is more to learn.

6. Never stop.

Never stop your quest for knowledge and never stop practicing and developing new skills.

How to fulfil your potential

Decide to actualise your potential by RAISING your game by taking these steps:

R = Reaffirm everyday your commitment to becoming the best possible expression of yourself. Hold yourself to the standard of your best self.

A = Action. Act every day to eliminate your bad habits and replace them with affirmative action.

I = Imagine the ideal and strive to achieve it. In reality, perfection does not exist. But in any context, you can imagine what would be the ideal, and use it as a guide. Imagine the ideal and strive to replicate it.

S = Structure and organise your efforts. Manage your resources in an intelligent way. Waste nothing. Don't waste your time or your energy. Don't waste your effort on things that don't matter, or which are an expression of the negative side of life.

I = Intelligence. Use every cell of intelligence you possess to think your way to the top. The worst mistake you can make is to fail to use your mind. Mindlessness always brings defeat. If you want to realise your potential, you must use your mind to its maximum power.

N = Neglect nothing. Neglect is one of the main reasons people fail. They neglect their work, their health, their relationships. Never neglect your work, never neglect your health, and never neglect the special people in your life.

G = Grow. Gardens grow a little every day. Children grow bigger every day. Athletes grow stronger and faster. Academics grow smarter. To fulfil your potential, you must commit to growing a little every day. Grow a little stronger, wiser and better every day.

About the Author: Chris Farmer


Chris Farmer is the founder of the Corporate Coach Group and has many years’ experience in training leaders and managers, in both the public and private sectors, to achieve their organisational goals, especially during tough economic times. He is also well aware of the disciplines and problems associated with running a business.

Over the years, Chris has designed and delivered thousands of training programmes and has coached and motivated many management teams, groups and individuals. His training programmes are both structured and clear, designed to help delegates organise their thinking and, wherever necessary, to improve their techniques and skills.

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