Living Up to Your Full Potential

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Living Up to Your Full Potential

How do you know if your living up to your full potential?

“There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela

I would like to ask you a question, “who do you choose to be – a person living up to your full potential, or a person who ends up with not much more but a life of excuses?”

By being on this blog I believe your answer will be based on the fact that you want to achieve all that you are capable of being. So perhaps a better question to ask is, “at your best, what are you capable of becoming?”

I know we are living in really challenging times. Economic insecurity is widespread in most countries of the world. Some of you are challenged with genuinely difficult issues that life has handed you and may well be struggling with how you can resolve them. You feel that your potential has been cut short by circumstances.

If you are struggling to meet bills every week, and you have a family to support or other responsibilities, it can be difficult to see your way out of it to unlock that missing key and find success in the things you were born to do. I know how frustrating it can be.

Our potential can also be cut short by circumstance. If you are struggling to meet bills every week, and you have a family to support or other responsibilities, it can be difficult to see your way out of it to unlock that missing key and find success in the things you were born to do.

So do you ever have days when things seem to keep going wrong?

When things around you seem so bad, never forget within you there is the potential to do great things. I want you to know that you were intended for more than just an average life. I don’t want you to ever forget it. You are absolutely full of latent potential. You just need to uncover all that is locked up inside you.

Most of you reading this article would admit to the fact that you are not living up to your full potential. Recognising this is the first step, because once you do, you will keep searching for answers.

You get what you settle for in life. I believe we are all capable of living the life of our dreams? We just have to make the decision to step out from mediocrity.

One of the greatest heartbreaks of our time is that so many people live so far below their potential. Today I want to you to think fully about how you can start to achieve your full potential. Within you lies all the answers. If I can teach you anything, that is the message I want you to receive. I can advise, I can give you information, but within you lay all the answers you need.

The challenge lies in the question “Is the road you are now traveling and your present behaviour leading you to achieve your full potential?” If you were to make no changes would you be contented with who you are and what you have become five years from now?

One of my favourite quotes is: “If you keep on doing what you’ve always done, you’ll keep on getting what you’ve always got.” W. L. Bateman. So until you start to do things differently, don’t expect different results. If you want things to change in your life, you are going to have to make changes.

To move forward you need to accept the person you are, with all your weaknesses and limitations. This is your life, right here and right now. It’s the life you’ve been given, and then created with your own actions and failings. But no matter what has brought you to this point, you can look forward with so many options, you can make magnificent changes and make a brilliant life for yourself, and it can start today.

Just know:

  • You have to do things differently.
  • You have to change your approach.
  • You have to take responsibility for who you are and what you want to become.
  • You have to stay focused and use your time wisely.

By investing in time to unlock your own potential, you have the opportunity to discover all that you can be. Part of that process is identifying what your purpose is. To do that you need to first look at what makes you feel passionate. A life lived with passion is a life lived fully.

If you want to succeed in life, you first must find your passion, then harness it and use it to focus your dreams and vision.

The more you follow the path your passion leads you down, the more you achieve the goals you desire, and your life starts to fall into place. That is one of the secrets of living a life where you meet your full potential.

Think of the peace of mind and satisfaction you will get from doing things to the best of your abilities. So from now do the best you can, and be very proud of what you achieve.

It’s a long journey to fully live up to your full potential, but it’s completely achievable, and totally worth the effort. Start work on it today. Good luck, and I’ll see you at the top!

“Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” John Wooden.

Live your dreams!

Unlock your potential!

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About the author: Larry Lewis
My name is Larry Lewis, Health & Wellness Life Coach, Founder of Healthy Lifestyles Living, contributor to the Huffington Post, recently featured in the Sunday Mail Newspaper and somebody who went from being an owner of a chain of gyms and fitness fanatic, to a visually impaired overweight and incredibly sick person. Read about my illness to wellness story.
  1. Of course, I have many passions and sometimes wish I could clone myself so that I could accel with each of them, and enjoy doing it. But the realistic part of me knows that is not feasible, so I find the passion that excites me the most. That is where I am going. I know that I am not currently living up to my fullest potential and that disappoints me. I have always been a ‘go-getter’, never letting grass grow under my feet, but it seems as I get older I sometimes require a little ‘nudge’ 🙂
    ‘You have to stay focused and use your time wisely’. What a wise suggestion and one of the most difficult ones for me. I have so many ideas and thoughts traveling through my brain that I can’t always remain focused, and inevitably, time is wasted wondering which project I should do first.
    Recognizing your weaknesses is one of the first steps to improvement. Turning those weaknesses into strengths and getting them to work for you comes next. That is where I am right now. Learning to focus, stay organized in tasks, and utilize my time in a manner which benefits my life.

  2. Baldychaz says:

    Could I be living up to my full potential in some parts of my life but not others? And is it ever really possible to meet your full potential or does the bar just move up higher?

  3. Marifell says:

    This is very inspirational…Thanks a lot for the awesome post here…

  4. Larry, this is a message that a lot of people should know about. And in my line of business I meet with people everyday and always see potential in all of them and it breaks my heart sometimes when they don’t see that for themselves and they settle for less than what they could be because of external factors and circumstances. But it’s true that the answer is just within us, that if we really want something, we shouldn’t allow the external things push us to give up on our dreams.

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