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April 23, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 200

I know throughout my life I was told often by teacher etc that I wasn't living up to my potential. This got me wondering, what do they mean? What is my potential? As I reflected more I came to realize that potential is not something that can be assigned by someone else, it is only something you personally believe about yourself. Once I learned this I was free to explore how to build my potential to ensure I had success. I had to first know where I was in my potential, then know where I wanted to get to. Then it was just a matter of taking action daily to build my potential and celebrate each time my potential achieved a new level. It really was that simple.

Know where you are starting from

In order to ever build anything or get to anywhere we first have to know where we are. If I want to drive to Chicago it really helps to know if I am in New York or Los Angeles. If I don't know where I am starting from I could easily end up all wet going the wrong direction to get to my desired destination. This is true with potential. If you want to build your potential into something greater than it is, you first have to know what it is.

Know where you are going to

Now that you know where you are you can start to explore the ideas of where you desire to get. This is not time to play small or be hesitant. This is your potential we are talking about here; this is your chance to become the person you wanted to always be. Dream big. Think big. Get clear on what you want your potential to be. I had the desired potential to be able to write 5 articles in a day. I was barely writing an article a week but I knew I could create the potential in myself to become a 5 article a day person. That was where I wanted to get to, and once I became clear on that the next step kicked in.

Take action daily

The key to getting from where you are to where you want to be is simple, one step at a time. As the old adage goes, how do you eat and elephant, one bite at a time. This is the key to getting to any goal, doing it one small step at a time. I wanted to get to the potential of writing 5 articles in a day, so I had to start by being able to write 5 words a day. If I could commit myself to writing just 5 words a day I would create the habit of writing. Then I had to increase to 5 sentences a day, then 5 paragraphs a day, etc. As I increased my potential through daily actions I moved closer to my end goal. Eventually I was able to achieve the potential of writing 5 articles in a day. Then I actually proved the potential to be true by actually writing the 5 articles in a day. Next step, 10 articles in a day.

Celebrate new achievements

Now there is one final secret that ensured I was able to build my potential to where I wanted it to be, and that was through celebration. Working hard at something gets boring over time. That is, unless you choose to add in celebrations along the way. You should not just celebrate at the very end; you should be celebrating every step of the way. The first day I wrote 5 words in a day I celebrated. I did the same when I hit 10 words in a day, 5 sentences in a day, 5 paragraphs in a day, etc. The key is not just to celebrate at the end, but celebrate every victory and growth, no matter how small every time. The more you celebrate the more your potential grows and the more you grow. It really is that simple.

Sean is an internet entrepreneur who specializes in helping people to identify their passion and find a way to turn that passion into a monetized website that makes sustainable passive income. To learn more about how to learn the basics check out http://www.WhatIsFinancialFreedom.com/

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