How To Reach Your True Potential

You are meant for more. We both know it! No matter how beautiful your life is and how good it is, you are capable of so much more. We are meant to continue to grow, and have new dreams and new visions, and lean even more into our potential and our power. Most of us are playing small compared to what we’re truly capable of. We’re holding back, we’re hesitating, we’re not really leaning in.

Henry David Thoreau talked about sucking the marrow out of life. If you’re honest with yourself, are you really sucking the marrow out of life? Are you living into your full potential and all of your capacities?

Chances are not. Most of us aren’t. We play small, we limit ourselves, we get comfortable, we hesitate, we don’t take those big risks. The truth is, we’re not meant to settle for mediocrity. We’re meant to live and to grow and to thrive in our lives.

So let’s get you living more and more into your true potential and what you’re really capable of. Here’s how to start reaching your true potential, and make sure you read until the last step because it’s the most important one.

The truth is, we're not meant to settle for mediocrity. We're meant to live and to grow and to thrive in our lives.

Start by looking at the areas where you have discontent. This is an area where you’ve started to hold back, and you haven’t really given yourself permission to look at it. You’re kind of coasting through life. You’re doing things the same every day and you haven’t even realized that you’re playing small, or you’re just in these patterns or these rhythms that are no longer life-giving. You’re having the same thing for dinner with your family every day, you’re going to the same job, you’re having the same conversations. Notice where you’ve kind of been lulled to sleep by life and start getting curious about that. Noticing where you’re hesitating, where you’re playing small.

In that same area, start to consider what is it that you do want? Imagine if your life was something that you looked forward to. Imagine the next time you run into somebody that you haven’t seen for a while and they say “Hey what have you been up to?” And you’re so excited to share all of the things, rather than “Oh, you know, same old, same old.” what would that life look like? What would you be telling them that you’re doing, and what you’ve been up to?

Ask yourself that question: If I was really living into my full potential what would I be doing? What would my days look like? And here’s the thing, when I ask people that question, oftentimes I’m met with an eye roll. “Well, how am I gonna do that?” We don’t even give ourselves permission to dream the dream. I’m telling you, give yourself permission to dream the dream. In the absence of having the dream, it will never happen. You’ve got to give yourself permission to dream the dream. What would you love your days to look like? What would be exciting to you? If you were really willing to ask that question, “What would I love?”

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Another thing that you can do is take a look at the skills that you already have. Think about the things that you’re good at, that give you life. What courses have you taken? What books have you read? What did you maybe inherit from a parent or a grandparent that you’re just really naturally good at, that you enjoy doing? What are some of those hobbies that maybe you used to have but you’ve gotten too busy for them that you would love to get back into? What are the skills that you have? What are some old passions that you had?

Now get curious, where do those two things intersect – what you want and what you’re good at? That’s a really great clue about what your passion is, what your purpose is, and what you could lean into to really unlock that potential within you.

Now that you have an idea of what you want, you have an idea of the skills that you do have, there’s also going to be a skills gap. A great next step is to consider is to ask, what skills am I missing? What skills do I need? And that can be a really great clue about what your next step is to really lean into that passion and that purpose.

Now get started, get working. What’s the step that you can take now in service of moving towards what you want? Get going. The sooner that you get into action, the sooner you’re going to transform your results and really live more and more into your purpose and your passion.

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Here’s the last step, and the most important one. Once you achieve that goal, ask yourself “What’s next?” There’s always going to be another goal, something else to achieve, and you really don’t know what you’re truly capable of. So don’t stop when the going gets good, keep going. Dream the next dream.

To start uncovering these passions, these purposes, these goals, download the live on purpose toolkit to help you get started today.

Here is to you living a life you love,

Stacey Berger

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About Stacey

Stacey Berger

Stacey Berger

After 16 years of climbing the corporate ladder, mentoring entrepreneurs in marking, operations and finance, I made the decision in 2014 to teach success principles full time, combining my love of business and personal development.

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