Many people live in the past, spending a great deal of their time regretting decisions, and considering where they went wrong in life. Others spend time in the present, working to achieve short-term goals and to pay the bills. Then, there are those who live in the present without truly living. They barely get by, and they do not work towards anything. Finally, there are the few who see the long-term goals, the potential they have to achieve something great. These people are the ones who have big ideas, who dream big, who think big, and have success written all over them. This is a great place to be, but without the motivation and drive to actually pursue your potential, you will never get to those beautiful long-term goals that shine like stars on a lonely night.
Depending on the goals you have, you may have a great deal of work to do, and if you plan to be successful, you should plan to have a lot to do. It takes hard work and dedication to reach a goal, and it must be something you believe in or have passion for or else you are more likely to give up. Here are the three steps you should take to begin when pursuing your potential.
1. Determine what potential you truly have. In fact, go beyond determining and decide if this potential lends itself to a specific goal you have, and if you are truly passionate about this goal.
2. Make a plan! Figure out what your goal is, and make a plan to help you reach it. This includes timelines. You need to know when you will start, what steps you need to take, and what your goal date of completion is. You should think of the challenges that may be faced, and how you can best deal with them. You need to determine if you need contacts, if you need money, and any other important elements that will get you there. Sometimes, this may mean education, or work experience.
3. Push yourself to take the first step. Make the calls, enroll in a degree or certificate program, determine the loan you may need, seek investors, network with other individuals who could be helpful, and be ready to sell yourself. Sometimes, you will need to boost your social media presence to reach a goal, and this can be time consuming. Prepare for the amount of time you will need to invest and stick with it.
It can be difficult, and only a small percentage of people truly pursue their potential. However, the work put into it can be incredibly rewarding in the end!