Sunday, April 10, 2016

10 Ways To Personally Develop Your Potentials

1. Remain flexible.  As long as you keep focusing on your strengths and potential, the right thing will come along - and probably sooner rather than later.

But don't quit at the first sign of boredom.  Even if you have truly found your niche, you will not feel enthusiastic 100 percent of the time.


2. Don't worry about others - don't compare your progress with that of others.

No matter how successful you are, there will be someone else who, to you, looks like she's got it made - who looks like she's getting where you want to go faster and easier than you are.

Maybe she is.  Maybe she isn't.  Who cares?




3. Focus on your own achievements.  Work to develop your skills and talents to their full potential.

4. Compete with yourself - your short term goals should be based on today's accomplishments.

If you have reached Point A today, make Point B your next objective - improve yourself and don't worry about the other guy.

OK.  You have decided what your ultimate goal is.  Make sure it is a definitely defined goal.  "Someday I want to be famous" just won't cut it.

5. Define exactly what you want to do.  Define a reasonable time frame.  Know what you have to do to get there.

 You don't need to know every little detail, but you do have to have the big picture and many of the details.

If you have a goal in mind but don't know what it takes to reach it, then you need to find out.

 Do some reading, talk to people who know, ask questions and LISTEN to the answers.

 Think that sounds like a lot of work?

Well, remember what you are preparing for - your success and happiness. Surely you want to put a little effort into that!

Anyway, a little research into what it will take for you to reach your goals isn't too difficult.

6. Train yourself into making this "research" the next focus of your life.

You will be focusing on your strengths, on your purpose, and on learning and doing.  If you have chosen a goal that is right for you, focusing on these things and devoting the necessary time should not be too difficult.

It may take a bit of self-discipline at first, but your determination and interest will carry you through until the focusing process becomes a habit.

When you have a real desire to accomplish something, initiative should only require an occasional shove - but you may need to give it a nudge now and again.

7. Get into the habit of visualizing your success.  Now sitting around and day dreaming in generalizations about it is not what we mean.

8. You need to visualize specifics.  To return to the basketball example, daydreaming about being carried off the court on your teammates' shoulders is just daydreaming.

Picturing in your mind how you will work a play if your opponent makes a particular move, picturing your exact response to it, is visualizing specifics.

If you run through specific moves in your mind, you will be prepared when the need for those moves arises.

9. Don't be afraid to use your imagination to visualize new and better ways to accomplish things, as well.

Here in your mind, you can try doing things in ways that are different from the usual.

This is a creative process - you may have heard of creative thinking.

 Training yourself to think creatively is largely learning to let your imagination work on methods that are different from the "way things have always been done."

It's breaking away from the idea that a thing can be done effectively in only one way.

It's looking at a problem from all angles.  Just play a game of "what if."

10. Ask yourself, "What if I did this thing this way?"  It's OK to get a little crazy sometimes.

But, you must also spend some of your thinking time at specific visualizations of the moves you need to make to accomplish your goals.

Visualizations are important but actual physical practice of your skills is important, too.

Practice the boring little skills that are necessary as well as the skills that you enjoy.

Don't let yourself rely on just the things that come naturally and easy to you.

 Develop your limited potentials as well as those that you feel are your assets.

Have a wonderful day.

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