Written by Eamonn Ryan
- Question: What does the word ‘potentiality’ mean?
- Answer: The capacity for growth or improvement; a possibility; a power
- Your potentialities are a great deal better than anyone ever permitted you to believe
Right now, you are capable of making improvements in your career, your finances and your life that are more significant and satisfying than anything you have ever done. You can potentially shatter your past achievement records, eliminate your worst problems and feel absolutely great. Everything you have done in the past becomes minor compared to what you can do in the future. Most people have the wrong idea about success. They believe “you can only do so much,” or “you just need to keep on trying” or “success takes time.” Such thinking slows you down and limits your lifetime achievements.
Instead, simply take a new view of yourself, your habits and your thinking. And then ACT!
To make a significant, instant improvement in your career and life, you must jump out of your rut. Overcome your addiction to safe, conservative plans. Break out of old patterns and find new attitudes. Don’t settle for small improvements. Do something bold and exciting. Find a destination you passionately want and make it happen!
When you plan a vacation, you don’t start by examining the route. You start by choosing a destination. The route becomes obvious when you focus on the goal. And the bigger the destination, the more exciting the trip.
What is the most exciting destination you can imagine for yourself? What objective makes your heart pound? What goal lifts your mood? These are your potentialities. These are your dreams. These are what you can believe in!
To get there, start by concentrating on the end result. Put yourself in the picture of your dreams. Create a vision of you reaching your goals. Then act. Take a small step, a large step or a leap. Any progress will lead to more progress, as long as you remember to think of your ultimate success.
The time to start is now. Focus on a goal and light the fuse!