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Unleash Your Potential

“Continuous effort – not strength or intelligence – is the key to unlocking our potential.” – Winston Churchill

You may have heard it before, “you are not living up to your potential.” It’s a judgmental statement that does nothing to help you live up to that potential.

Maybe you feel you are doing your best, but others say you have more to give. Maybe you feel as if you really are mediocre and cannot be great. That is not true at all! We all have greatness within, we just need to know how to unlock it and unleash all that potential!

Here are 10 ways to quiet the doubt so you can unleash your potential and start feeling more confident today:

1. Set goals for yourself. A few short-term goals and one long term goal is a good mix. Do something every day to help you achieve your goals.

2. Celebrate your successes each week by writing down what you did that was great. Maybe you hit the gym three times that week or you wrote a few chapters of that book you have wanted to write.

3. Don’t compare yourself to others. You are an individual and are not like everybody else—you wouldn’t want to be.

4. Take baby steps. If you want to be a great painter, start with a small canvas and give it a go. Work your way up to large masterpieces.

5. Meditate at least once a day. Allow your mind to rest and let your inner hopes and desires bubble to the service. Reflect on what it is you truly want and set a goal to make it happen.

6. Abolish negative thinking or negative self-talk. You can do anything you put your mind to.

7. Set yourself up for success by getting organized. Make plans the night before for what you will do the following day.

8. Acknowledge your feelings, good or bad, about something that happened in your day or life. Accept them and move forward.

9. Write in a diary every night. Let your thoughts pour out without filtering. You will likely discover things about yourself you didn’t previously acknowledge.

10. Take a nature walk, without your smartphone. Simply enjoy the splendor of nature and reinvigorate your soul and your creative juices will start flowing.

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About Alex Blackwell
Alex Blackwell is a father, husband and writer.

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