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How to unlock your true potential?

“Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Do not bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.”

― William Faulkner

understand our true self

As we do not seriously take time to understand our true self, our sense of individuality and integrity of efforts might become extinct. Often times, we push ourselves into a lifestyle that never belonged to us or represented our truest self. We are so prone to external influences that our individuality starts accepting dominance of others’ opinions. Accordingly, the entire decision-making process suffers since we are never proactive enough to attest what we are and how our opinion could make the difference.

Each one of us is born with great capabilities, peculiar to us only. We cannot afford to accept the dominance of external influences to such an extent that they start downplaying the qualities or gifts we were born with; instead, what we should do is try to find out how external influences could help us in exploring our potential. When we start putting faith in our inborn capabilities, we focus on bringing them to the fore instead of worrying about qualities that we lack.

Unlocking your potential or realizing your capabilities never means that you start thinking highly of your peculiar attributes. This realization, instead, should make you more humble yet perfectly confident than you were ever before. Do not allow your attitude to rule your mind. If you are doing it, you seriously need to reevaluate your position. Remember that the world does not owe you anything; instead, you need to earn a living and respect by constantly brushing your capabilities. Attitude means nothing unless you can match it with your actions.

Emotions, feelings are not always right

well thought out goals

Our emotions and feelings collectively play a major role in shaping some part of our persona. Often times, however, we display a mental bent toward considering our emotions and feelings as final. Then again, it would be injudicious to ignore our emotions completely; instead, we should develop understanding to find a middling ground between emotions and reality. Directing our efforts based on feelings would always give an unfocused effort, as feelings keep on changing. We should only direct our efforts towards a well thought out goals, which do not change frequently.

Do not entertain resentments; drop them instead!


You will not find even a single individual on the face of this planet who is contented with everything he or she has experienced in his or her life. We do have our resentments toward our partners, peers, parents, relatives, and so on. If we wish to lead a fulfilling life, we do need to drop resentments that take up too much of psychic space and do not allow us to work properly. Once you are able to drop them, you will feel lighter than ever before. Nonetheless, we cannot drop our resentments unless we prepare ourselves mentally to do it.

Positivity is the key to stay focused 

true definition of success

Each one of us feels pangs of negativity haunting us when any of our endeavors fails to beget the desired response. Some of us cannot take failure in the same fashion as the people who succeeded ultimately take it. We should accept failure as gracefully as we enjoy our success. Everyone fails at something. Despite failures, we do need to stay positive in our approach to further stay focused on the task. While negativity would discourage our attempts to accomplish a goal, positivity helps us in devising new and improved ways of reaching the destinations. Hopelessness and helplessness is bound to make us more depressed unless we gear ourselves up to try afresh.

Adherence to a set routine helps one reexamine potential

reexamine potential

You might find this statement too confusing since one would consider potential as something related to one’s mental or physical strengths, which has nothing to do with following a routine. Allow me to explain it. As we start maintaining good habits and stick to set routine, things start falling into place naturally. It further allows us sufficient time to improvise on how we were doing all that stuff thus far. We get closer to our truest self. When we can establish a connection with our conscience and start imploring our capabilities, we can reexamine our potential to find new talents and skills coming to the fore.


Dr Prem Jagyasi (c)

Dr Prem is an award winning strategic leader, renowned author, publisher and highly acclaimed global speaker. Aside from publishing a bevy of life improvement guides, Dr Prem runs a network of 50 niche websites that attracts millions of readers across the globe. Thus far, Dr Prem has traveled to more than 40 countries, addressed numerous international conferences and offered his expert training and consultancy services to more than 150 international organizations. He also owns and leads a web services and technology business, supervised and managed by his eminent team. Dr Prem further takes great delight in travel photography.

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