‘She has potential’…..’Needs to live up to her potential’….
That’s what was often written on my school homework and exams, and it always left me feeling a little confused and angry with myself.
What was my potential? What was the total sum of what I was capable of?
How did THEY know it and I didn’t?
The result of their ‘estimation’ of my potential ability was my bunking off school to avoid disappointing them and …. ultimately myself.
Now of course, they meant well. They realized I had more in the tank then I was sharing, but my life at the time was a muddle of emotions and the last thing I wanted was to compete with myself and my ‘potential’. In fact I wanted to avoid myself as much as possible. Any distraction would do.
What happened was I grew up knowing I could and SHOULD be and do more.
The SHOULD here is important, as this is like homework to me or YOU for that matter. Use that word and you will never do it! Homework was a chore, right? Get it?
So my ‘potential’ became a chore. Something I SHOULD do but it was obviously hard to actually knuckle down and use IT! Right? ………
Mmmmm..well, after twenty years of doing what I thought I SHOULD do, let me tell you what I discovered.
We innocently and naively bandy around quotes and sayings. We repeat what we think we should be saying without analyzing it. No, you CANNOT do ANYTHING you really want to do!!!……………….**SHREECH!*** Yup you read correctly.
That phrase is bandied about so loosely and I believe may give some people false illusions and can be misguiding. The self help world is full of people like me saying stuff like…’You can do anything you want!’
Well, what I believe is you can’t do anything you want….
BUT …… you CAN do MUCH much more than you think you are capable of!
In fact you can do what may have seemed previously incomprehensible and impossible!
The key, the real secret is in doing what you love first.
Discover your passion, what gets you excited? What lights your fire?
What message do you want to share with the world??
I discovered that once I stopped doing what I SHOULD be doing and started doing what I WANTED to be doing is when I was really being true and when my ‘potential’ was evident.
Instead of aspiring to compete with others or to reach a certain level of ‘achievement’, how about you focus on bringing something positive to the world?
I believe this is your potential! This is what you are made for. You and only you have something unique, special, something no one else can share.
When you face up to your fears and step out into the light is when we can see you shine and benefit from your warmth.
Here is another post about your unique GIFT!
Remember, when you leave this earth, you cant bring stuff with you BUT you can leave a legacy, a message and the world a better place. This is your potential.
My motto is just this. In fact I WANT this more than anything and I love to share with you how you can do just that! Come join me at the next BOOTCAMP and you will see how easy it is and what an incredible mind you possess!
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My potential is my soul and the same goes for you.
Let’s make this world a better place together…..
Love Danielle x
Your Life & Mind Coach & NLP Trainer
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