Are You Achieving Your Potential?

Achieving your full potential is about being the best person you can be.  Mevlana Jelaluddin Rum stated “You are not meant for crawling, so don’t. You have wings, learn to use them.”  Are you crawling or flying?

Jon Acuff, author of PUNCH FEAR IN THE FACE, ESCAPE AVERAGE AND DO WORK THAT MATTERS states in his book that the most common trick is fear.  I believe that to be true. How many times have you passed by an open position only because you were afraid of rejection or you didn’t feel qualified?

Here are a few suggestions on how to conquer fear and move towards achieving your potential:

DETERMINE WHAT YOUR FULL POTENTIAL IS

Ask yourself if there is something you’ve ever wanted to accomplish such as dancing or writing.

COMMIT TO ACHIEVE

Make sure that your goal is realistic and attainable. Once you start, you’ll be on your way to success.

TAKE BABY STEPS

To go from a crawl to flying, you take baby steps to get there. Set small goals that will eventually lead to your ultimate goal.

DONT GIVE UP

If you fail on one of your steps,  step back,  evaluate,  regroup and try again.

GET SUPPORT

You don’t have to do this alone. Group together a support circle who will encourage you and help guide you to the next step.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST … LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF

Smile along the way, be open to suggestions and don’t give up.

Deborah Tyler is part of the GovLoop Featured Blogger program, where we feature blog posts by government voices from all across the country (and world!). To see more Featured Blogger posts, click here.

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Profile Photo Christine Burke

Hi Deborah – thanks for the inspirational post. I really like the notion of making a commitment to achieve. Setting a stake in the ground can be empowering and shows that you’re taking charge of yourself and goals, and are dedicated to progress.