Step up and…
There are a lot of limiting factors that keep us from reaching our full potential. Scientifically speaking, it is a known fact that we only use a fraction of our brain power and a lot of unused potential ceases to be. On the psychological side, there are many reasons why we do not walk the walk or stop midway on our path to success. From a lack of self-esteem to laziness and procrastination, here are some reasons to help you realize what could be holding you back.
You lack self-esteem
We tend to struggle with our self-esteem, with our self-worth and self-doubt on a daily basis. Not daring to fulfill our potential because of a lack of confidence. We desire to be acknowledged, recognized and respected for what we do. If this recognition fails, we are more doubtful the next time we want to take the next or a big step.
You’re intimitated by others
Your brother’s a lawyer, your Dad’s a doctor and your boss is a mid-30 year old full-time working mum and superhero. It is easy to get discouraged by the success of others and you catch yourself thinking: „Why even bother? I will never be as good“. This goes straight back to point numero uno: increase your feelings of self-worth. Don’t let the success of others intimitate you, but rather use it to fuel your own fire. Let them be an inspiration and role models for what you want to achieve. Their success does not take away from your own! On the contrary – it can be a real boost.
You’re waiting too long
You think to yourself, „tomorrow I’ll start. Tomorrow I’ll do better“ – but you never actually do it. The reality of things is that you will probably never feel completely ready. It is better to start with little steps and continue every day, than to wait for the perfect moment – which may never be perfect enough for you. Plus, on top of things, remember: procrastination is the killer of all things good.
Very often inertia and laziness keep us from exiting our comfort zone. So we don’t take The reality of things is that we tend to be lazy and don’t take chances enough. There will always be tomorrow, we think – but what if there’s not? Don’t get me wrong. There’s no point in expecting doomsday to arrive at any second, but there is a lot to the whole carpe diem concept. Carpe it now. There’s no guarantee to anything in life, but you’ll get a whole lot more done if you don’t just sit around and wait for things to happen. Make them happen. Reach your full potential now.