What Are You Capable Of?
I have been spending a lot of time lately reviewing business plans for 2019 and I have come away with one question?
How do you know what you are really capable of achieving? What is a realistic expectation and what constitutes sheer madness? Is there a limit to how high you should aim?
The simple answer to these questions is simply that you are capable of achieving anything you set your mind to; if you can think it, then it’s a realistic expectation; and you can aim as high as you want.
How big are your plans for 2019?
We have probably all heard the “wise” saying: “the sky is the limit.” This would seem to have a lot of wisdom in it at first glance. However, it implies that your potential has a limit when in actual fact, your potential is limitless. Let’s examine what exactly your potential as a human being is.
Firstly, let’s define potential. Potential is all that you can be, but have not yet become. It is all you can accomplish, but have not yet accomplished. It is unexposed or dormant ability.
This means that the ability to become and to do is already there. It just hasn’t been brought out and utilized. Your most powerful asset is your mind. The answer to the question ‘what is a realistic goal and what is achievable is entirely up to you. If your mind can accept that something is achievable, it will find a way to attain that thing.
“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.” These are the immortal words of Napoleon Hill, a man who truly understood that “there are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.”
Your possibilities are limited only by your thinking. What may be a limit for one person is a walk in the park for another. It’s all in the mindset.
Your potential as a human being, then, is unlimited. You have within you the ability to become and to achieve anything you want. Now that you understand that your potential is limitless, your next challenge is to answer the question: what do you want out of your life in 2019?
Before you start scratching your head and making excuses, let me help you a little. If money, knowledge, and skills were no hindrance what would you want?
Even with all the resources at your disposal, it is very likely that you would still struggle to come up with 3 goals that you are absolutely passionate about and to which you would dedicate every waking hour. Therein lies the problem – it is not your possibilities that are limited, it is your thinking!
But you must look deep within yourself and examine your mindset. Are there things you have accepted simply because everyone else seems to accept them? Have you accepted society’s standards as your own?
A word of caution: society celebrates mediocrity. Ordinary people do not like it when others get ahead. It only exposes their lack of vision and motivation. That is why mediocrity is often embraced and excellence is shunned. Being ordinary is acceptable.
Dig out your potential like a prospector digs for oil. The oil has always been there just waiting to be tapped. But if no one bothered to search for it and bring it to the surface it would just remain there dormant, wasting and useless.
So it is with your potential. If you do not challenge yourself to grow beyond your present circumstances, it will just waste away and be totally useless not only to you, but to the rest of your family.
Do not rob your family of such a great resource as yourself. Utilize all of your potential.
Thought for today: You are all you can be. Go on and be it!
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