Did you know that the secret to a happy life and an empowered self is reaching your potential? You can never achieve success, happiness, and contentment if you failed to reach your self-potential. Because of this, it is proper to say that being ambitious is actually not a bad thing. It is entirely okay to aspire for greatness in this world because you deserve it.
If you are reading this article, then chances are you want to fulfill your goals and to reach your potential. Well, consider yourself lucky because we are going to list down some of the effective methods that you can try to help and guide you in the process. Here are some of the items to remember:
Know Yourself First
The initial step that you need to complete is to find a way to gain a better understanding of yourself. Keep in mind that knowing yourself is crucial in achieving your full potential. You cannot just decide in aspiring for self-potential without knowing what makes you happy, what motivates and inspires you or even what causes you sadness and grief. All these things must be clearly identified so that it will be easier on your part to do the tasks necessary for your ultimate objective.
Self-care, as therapists like to call it, is something you do just for you. It’s reading a great novel, scrapbooking, buying yourself flowers, a walk with a friend. It’s really whatever refreshes and energizes you. —
Find The Right People
Your relationship with the people around you can affect the way you look at the future as well as the value you attach to reaching your potential. As such, it is crucial for you to surround yourself with like-minded individuals who can inspire you to keep going and in making things happen. As much as possible, avoid those who can drag you down with their negative characters or personalities. Instead, find the right people who have nothing but good influence over you.
Making the right decisions, whether that is hashing out how artificial intelligence will evolve or ensuring naval ships are ready on time takes practice. — Christine Haskell Ph.D.
Many challenges will come your way as you struggle in your journey to achieving your full potential. What is important is for you to remain tough no matter what happens. Never allow any person, thing or circumstance to bring you down. Be bigger than your personal problems, issues or concerns. Be prepared for whatever will come your way so that you can choose to continue moving forward to better tomorrows. No matter what life throws at you, find a way to fight back and survive.
Open Up To Others
Take note that it is also significant for you to learn how to open up to others and make them a part of your life. Do not hesitate to talk to the people you love and trust. In opening up to them about your aspirations, goals, and plans, you are giving them an opportunity to join you in the journey. Your conversations with them will guide you to make better decisions or choices in life. Learn from their experiences and try to apply it to your own life. You will be amazed at how these individuals can transform your life into something more fulfilling.
Achieving one’s full potential must become your life’s mission. Start your journey today.
We hustle and bustle through our days, often forgetting that these passing hours, weeks, and months are what constitute our lives. — Teyhou Smyth Ph.D., LMFT
Burnout – yes, that feeling where you feel you’ve been burned up from the inside out. We all have this sense of something we just don’t have a name for, but I believe most, if not all, have experienced burnout one way or another.
Working from home has a lot of upsides. That includes having the freedom to create your own workspace, something that you can truly say your own. Aside from this, however, you need to make sure your home office is a place that encourages productive work. After all, it isn’t just your will that affects how you work but your surrounding as well.
Facing The Challenges Of Working From Home Headlong
I’ve been working from home – telecommuting, as the technical term says it – for the past 6 or 7 years now. Freelancing gave me the opportunity to work while having an active presence in my family’s life. I think of telecommuting as killing two birds with one stone. I’m able to earn and take care of my family both at the same time.
…from a study conducted by Telework Research Network, thirty million people telecommute or work from home at least one day per week, which is expected to increase by 63% in 2018. In addition, of the three million Americans who work exclusively from home, 54% claim to be happier than those who do not. — Joanne Broder Sumerson Ph.D.
Multitasking has become such a regular part of our lives that most of us believe we do it well—and few imagine it could actually be dangerous. — Guy Winch Ph.D.
Marie, a mother of two who works as a hotel receptionist by day and takes business administration classes at night, believes she’s a master multitasker. “I have to or I won’t survive!” she laughingly said. She admitted that it was hard the first time but things got easier once she learned what she called “the ways of the trade”.
You Versus Procrastination!
Many who experience repeated procrastination want to change. This desire and motivation to change is most acute when time is running out and the person procrastinating is in the throes of an emotional storm of anxiety. — Michael Brustein, PsyD
Procrastination is the art of delay – putting off what needs to be done to do something that’s less important. Almost everybody – if not everybody – is guilty of it. You might even have something to do right now but put off doing it to read this article.
The more connected workers felt to the office, the more pressure they felt to “get ahead” by staying on the clock for extended periods of time. With only twenty-four hours in a day, something had to give. — Tchiki Davis, Ph.D.
We are now at the age where working mothers is the in thing. Based on Bureau of Labor Statistics of 2016, 70.6 percent of women with children under 18 years old are working or looking for work. Some women choose to work for career satisfaction, others because their families need the income. There are even mothers who, soon after giving birth, decide to go back to the workplace because of fear of losing career opportunities.