7 Things Holding You Back From Reaching Your Full Potential


potentialDo you still feel that there is more to you than what the world gets to see daily? If your answer is yes, you haven’t reached your full potential just yet.

We all understand that development is progressive. One day, you will reach your dreams; as long as you continue to work consistently. However, there are certain things you are doing that might hinder you from reaching your full potential.

Things that keep people from reaching their full potential are neither complicated nor complex. In fact, they are tiny simple things that people tend to overlook without thinking twice. Here are 7 things that have hold you back from reaching your full potential.

1. Following Wrong Goals.

What are your main goals for this decade? Are they aiming at improving your personal life or climbing the career ladder of that annoying job? To reach your full potential, you need to clearly lay down your future goals. Your goals should always aim to improve you as a person.

2. You Aren’t True to Yourself.

The first step to being fulfilled in life is by knowing thyself. You most know which aspects of your life require improvement and which ones need further development. To achieve this, you need to do an honest in-depth personal analysis. From the analysis, identify your strengths and weaknesses. You will only be able to reach your full potential when you become honest with your self and maximize on your strengths instead of focusing more on your weaknesses. Sigmund Freud once said, “Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”

3. You Aren’t Adventurous Enough.

Your goals might not be that meaningful if you do not update them from time to time. Despite being focused on achieving your goals in life, you need to explore more opportunities to improve you experience and chances of success. To reach your full potential, keep your eyes open for new exciting opportunities and be flexible enough to quickly adopt opportunities that will enhance your success.


4. Poor Planning.

For you to reach your full potential, you require a properly crafted plan. Assess the plans you have put in place to attain your goals. Once you have laid down your goals, find the simplest way of achieving them. Furthermore, you need to come up with a plan B, plan C and a plan D if possible. Remember, failing to plan is planning to fail.

5. You Aren’t Passionate Enough.

If you want to reach your full potential, you need to be passionate enough to grab any golden opportunity that presents itself before you. Zeal and passion to warm up for attractive opportunities in life only happens when you believe in your abilities and doubt the limits imposed on you by your mind and the society. So, do you still want to reach your full potential? Doubt your limits; disobey the status quo and reach out for more to discover more.

6. Fear.

Many people have not given life their all because of the monster called fear. The fear of failure, fear of the unknown, fear of the future and the fear of rejection are all popular agents of this great monster. To reach your full potential, let go of your fears and insecurities. Have some faith and believe that everything is gonna be fine. Meanwhile, focus on giving the world your best each day.

7. Lack of Focus.

Sticking to your long term plan is not easy at all in this modern society with uncountable amount of seductive distractions aiming for your attention. Remaining focused at all times and analyzing opportunities that present themselves before you is the only way to reach your full potential.

Final Purport.

To reach your full potential, you must believe in the impossibilities. In addition, you must trust your goals and fight the inevitable fear that will definitely sprout from time to time. With persistence and a positive attitude, it is possible to reach your full potential each day of your life on the surface of the earth.


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