Dissect These Four Areas Of Your Life To Achieve Your Full Potential
To achieve your full potential, there are four areas of your life you need to assess. This is crucial because there are few things in life worse than having a dream, yet finding yourself standing in your own way, holding yourself back, leaving you frustrated. For most of us, these four barriers to a better life are usually self-created.
Personal development is hindered by four main thieves operating on a daily basis within your life.
Everything you do comes from a choice you make. And it’s your choices that determine your outcomes. A lot of people call it taking personal responsibility for yourself. If your life isn't flowing in the direction you wish, then perhaps it is time to dissect these four areas in a self-evaluation to achieve your full potential.
Attitude: Accomplishing great things in your life is impossible if your thoughts and words are contrary to it. When you wake in the morning are you happy to have the new day? Or is your mind closed down to the potential each day brings?
Doing an attitude check is essential if you want to achieve your full potential. Without daily maintenance on our attitude, it is nearly impossible to embrace the opportunities which will bring your dreams closer to reality. If you take a good look around you, you will see people stuck on auto pilot, caught up in stoic repetition. That doesn’t have to be you.
An indifferent attitude is almost worse than a bad attitude. As you grow older, it becomes even more necessary to feed your mind, wash your belief systems and do daily maintenance checks on your attitude. Being unaware of poor thoughts is a poor excuse for not being able to reach out for your dreams. Attitude accountability is reaching out for resources and self-help tools purposely. By not doing so, this thief surely will steal your chances to achieve your full potential.
Motivation: Simply put, motivation is having an "iron will". If you do not mean to do something, you won't. You might dance around thoughts of doing something while melting away on your couch, but until you actually initiate your will through actions, it is only fluff. The hard truth is you are the biggest poser in your own life if you have no motivation to accomplish a wanted dream or goal.
No one said finding motivation would be easy either. Every single person has or has had difficulties with motivation. It remains a number one challenge in personal development. There will always be the little voice inside you telling you to get motivated later. Until you make up your mind to exercise your will now, motivation will elude you, keeping it thief number two and holding back your chance to achieve your full potential.
Habits: Habits keep you in your comfort zone. Habits provide security. They feel safe, whether they are good habits or bad ones. They can also keep you from moving on into new and uncharted areas of growth.
Which habits do you possess? Are they a part of your problem or part of your solution? Sometimes poor habits become so ingrained into who you are, you don't even notice how they rob your dreams.
Developing new habits that are in sync with your goals, is the key to personal development. You must emit behavior which supports the results you want. The reason they are called habits is because you do them over and over and over. To keep this thief robbing your life, you must find ways to eliminate unproductive habits.
Time: Everyone gets the same 24 hours a day. Rich people get the same 24 hours that poor people do. Happy people get the same 24 hours unhappy people do. The question becomes... how are you spending your 24 hours a day? Do you let it get away from you? Or are you using the time you have wisely?
Time is the universal container for holding all of our life meaning. So here is your food for thought: at the end of your life, how will you have defined your journey in regards to time? Did you make time work for you or did you do time? Each moment belongs solely to you, to your choices and to your dreams. Use it wisely. Respect the value of each moment life gives you for all things meaningful.
Thinking thoughtfully about how the four thieves above hold you back from the life you want allows you to make the changes you need to make. Take the time now to asses your present situation. Using a common expression - life is not a dress rehearsal. Don’t procrastinate.
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