Have you asked yourself the questions – “What on earth am I here for?” “What is my purpose in life?” Of all the great pursuits of life, to me this is the most important!! I believe every virtue, treasure and reward in life is obtained through the quest to live your Potential. Potential is what you can become, the Best possible version of yourself. When you know the purpose for your life and understand the big picture, then all the pieces of your life t together. When you are doing something you feel is meaningful and makes you happy while you are doing it, then you are following your purpose and living your potential.
Some call it mojo or the positive spirit of what you are doing. Who are you? What are you good at? What do other people think you are good at? Dare to dream about what you can achieve. Many people lock their greatness away, afraid of their own vast potential. It is said that the greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we are capable of doing and becoming. Where do you start? By realizing your greatness. You will only be truly happy when you are living up to your strengths, passions and capabilities.
Listen to your heart. That is where you discover your bundle of desires, hopes, interests, ambitions, dreams and affections. Today the average life span is 25,550 days. That is how long you will live if you are typical. It may be a good use of time to spend a few of those days reflecting, praying and reading to help you discover how to Live Your Potential.
Take a few minutes now to do a few activities that may help you begin to discover your purpose.
- Make a list of 10 things you would do for free - to discover your passions.
- Make a list of 10 things you are good at - to discover your talents.
- Make a list of 10 things you like to do now.
- Make a list of 10 things you would like to do some day. Need help? Sit down with a friend or family member who you trust to be open and honest with you and ask them to give you feedback.
Still having trouble? Ponder this... if you were given all the money you ever wanted, what would you do with it? What would you do tomorrow if time and money were not an issue? What are you good at? What were your dreams as a little kid?
You were put on earth to make a contribution. Discover your passion and live your potential. Invest in your passions. Follow that still small voice inside of you and be comforted in knowing God has a plan for your life. I know that when you ignite that flame of potential, it will set you a re to live the life you are meant to live.
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