Develop Your Potential

From the time you were conceived in your mother’s womb, your destiny and potential started running into your future and they are waiting for you to catch up. My definition of potential is simply the gap between your current achievements and your possibilities for the future.

What is potential? One of the most thorough definitions of potential is given by Dr. Myles Munroe. He defines your true potential this way: 

POTENTIAL IS…Unexposed ability, reserved power, untapped strength, uncapped capabilities, unused success, dormant gifts, hidden talent and latent power. 

POTENTIAL IS…Doing what you have not yet done. Going where you have not yet one. Becoming the person you have not yet been. Imagining what you have not yet imagined. Reaching what you have not yet reached. Seeing that which you have not yet seen. Accomplishing that which you have not yet accomplished.[1]

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The simple truth is that you and I have more natural potential than we could use in a lifetime. The release of your potential demands that you refuse to be satisfied with your past or latest accomplishments. What you have currently accomplished is only a fraction of what is truly possible for you. Yes, I was the best track runner on the team, but was I running at my full potential? No! My true potential had not been released yet.

 Confidence coaching solution:

Satisfaction and contentment breeds unfulfilled potential.

The gap between where you are and where you want to be will always demand a new level of confidence. If you are continually stretching yourself to maximize your full potential, you should never feel satisfied, content, or comfortable. Satisfaction and contentment with your current level of success kills your potential. When you get to the place where you are content with your latest accomplishments, you put yourself into a box of containment that keeps you from accomplishing more.

Potential is crying out from your future saying, “You can be, do, have, and help more. Keep reaching.”

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When you perform at your best you maximize potential. Confidence is the fuel that empowers your natural talents and causes you to perform at your maximum potential. It propels your ability to perform forward like the rocket boosters sending the space shuttle into orbit. Confidence is the force that launches your abilities to unlimited possibilities.

Having a high level of confidence will open doors to success, happiness, and peace of mind. However, self-doubt and insecurity will destroy or limit your natural talents, causing you to operate far below your potential. The hidden secret to becoming more successful than you are now is to improve and strengthen the abilities, talents, and strengths you already possess by boosting your confidence. 

Confidence coaching solution:

Confidence is the power switch that empowers you to perform at your maximum potential.

I have read various scientific reports in the field of human potential that have estimated that we use as little as 10 percent of our abilities. This means that 90 percent of your capabilities may be lying dormant and wasted. It is sad to think that some people are only using a small portion of their abilities and talents because they lack the confidence needed to perform at their full potential. You have no idea how much talent and potential you really possess. It is time you stop allowing self-doubt and insecurity to destroy and limit your potential.

What do you think you could accomplish if you could operate at 20 percent, 40 percent, 50 percent or even 90 percent of your abilities and talents? Without a doubt, the sky is the limit! 

Confidence coaching solution:

Fear, uncertainty, and self-doubt cripple you from performing at your maximum potential.

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When my confidence increased, both my performance and potential increased as well. If I had continued to listen to my self-doubts, I would have never tried to accomplish something that I had never before attempted. Thus, I would have allowed my self-doubt to cripple me from performing at my full potential. Your own perception of your personal potential can be a barrier to performing at your peak performance. By eliminating all your

self-imposed limitations, you will unlock the mighty river of potential that resides within.

[1] Myles Munroe, Understanding Your Potential (Shippensburg, PA. Destiny Image Publishers, 1991), Introduction.

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