Unlock Your Full Potential For Success
By Henrietta Elegunde
"Success is a process, not an event," "a journey, not a
destination." - Zig Ziglar
In order to become successful, you have to develop a successful way of thinking (mindset), and redefine your life. Every successful achievement started in someone's mind. Macy's was once in someone's mind. Microsoft Windows was once in Bill Gates' mind. What you've achieved so far does not define your ability, but it defines the way you think about your ability. Change your thinking - change your success level - change your life!
If you do things exactly the same way you always have, then your life will remain exactly as it now or get worse! Can you really afford that? If your life remains the same, what benefits would you miss out on? What would remain in your life that you don't want? Write them down, and paste them on your wall to motivate you to get started, on the road to success.
If you didn't know it, let me tell you, success hardly happen by chance. There are keys to becoming successful in life. The sooner you learn to apply these keys, the faster you will be established on that journey to becoming a successful person. Everyday you will have a few opportunities that you can grab. Whether you grab it or not depend on you. Most of these opportunities will require some sort of change. Every transformation requires a change. Be open to change, in order to change your life.
If you're trying to pursue success, you will never find it. Success is not something you pursue; success is something you start creating from inside out. If you're serious about becoming successful, it is time to turn this fantasy into a dream. A dream is something to work on, in order to achieve, while a fantasy is just a wish. It's time to back your dream with positive actions.
We are all destined for greatness. We can move from acceptable to abundance. It is not God's plan for us to just be getting by from paycheck to paycheck. God wants us to achieve exceptional success. It is possible to achieve some sort of success without God. However, we can only achieve true success, which comes with fulfillment, through Christ: John 10:10b - " I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."
We must also do our own part. We must sow our effort as seed onto God, and combine it with faith, in order to manifest our abundance. God is able to give us a big harvest from our seed, if we are faithful: Ephesians 3:20 - " Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us," (NKJV)
Keys To Unlocking Your Potentials For Success
Self Motivation: Motivation gets you out of bed, so that you can work on your success. Without motivation, you just can't be bothered. While it is good to enlist your loved ones to motivate you. No one can motivate you like your self. Here are some self motivation tips:
Identify your dreams and break them into goals and write them down as to-do list. To-do list is a list tasks you're
going to do towards achieving your dream.
Write down how your life will change if you achieved your goals, and stick this list where you will see it everyday.
Pray to God to empower you to achieve your goals.
Time Management: Time that is spent cannot be regained again. You cannot go back to being sweet sixteen, no matter how much you try. Maximize your time by:
Identify and eliminate all activities leaking your energy. You need to focus all your energy on your priorities, if
you are going to be successful.
Identify and eliminate all time wasters in your life. This can be people, bad habits or life issues.
Scheduling: This is looking at the time available to you, and planning ahead how you will use it to achieve your goals. Planning ahead will also minimize stress procrastination and confusion.
Action Plan: This is creating list of all the tasks that you need to carry out, in order to remind and motivate yourself. So that you achieve a goal. Action plan is different from a to-do list in that it focuses on the achieving a single goal.
Powerful focus: The one of the main reasons why people don't maximize their potential is lack of focus. Ability to focus on priority needs discipline. Life is full of distractions. There are enough people and issues that want to steal your peace, joy, freedom and your attention. You cannot afford to give these away, because you need all these to energies to become successful. You also need passion. Passion is not to be confused with obsession. Passion is healthy interest that you can take a rest from anytime you like. Obsession is an unhealthy compulsion that you have no control of, and you can't stop. To be a success you need to focus on your passion. Your passion is a clue to your life purpose. Your strengths compliment your life purpose. You also need focus to learn and excel in anything. If focus doesn't come easy to you or you don't have passion for anything. Think back to when you had passion in your life. What did you used to enjoy? Also pray that God help you find your passion again: James 1:5 - "If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him." (NIV)
Embrace Change: If you want something to change in your life, you need to change. Everything starts with you. Success and growth requires some sort of change. Without change there will not be any growth, and this includes financial growth. In other to thrive in life, you have to learn to embrace and manage expected and unexpected changes. Live is ever changing and we can't change that, but we can change the effect of change on our lives, so that it works for our benefit. Make conscious effort to control the flow of change in your life, by seeing it as a new beginning. So that change doesn't hold you captive.
Self Image: Self-image is the mental picture we have about ourselves, which operates continuously at the back of our mind. It is the way we see ourselves, due to our past experiences and our assumptions about life. This is not necessarily the truth. You need to update your self image to one that is successful. Improve your self image, by starting to see yourself as a winner God made you to be. Your self image controls the way you live your life and the decision you make your ability. It can propel you forward or it can hold you back, depending on how you see yourself. You can accomplish anything you set your mind to, but if you constantly tell yourself that you are unable to do something, you never will. "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." --Henry Ford. Proverbs 23:7 - "For as he thinks in his heart, so is he." (NKJV)
Re-invent yourself: If anything is not working in your life, always choose to start again. From today, start looking at your life with a different set of lenses. Start looking at your circumstances in a different way. Take a look at your life and think, how can I turn things round? To re-invent yourself, you may need to update your habits, skills, image, communication skills, personal branding, thinking, but this will take you to a whole new level, and it will be well worth it. You can make this shift gradually and not all at once. You can't stay the way you are, and miss out on the opportunity of becoming successful. Successful people are never the most talented, but they are more prepared.
Focus on your strengths: Do everything to improve your weakness, but focus on your strength. Find and use your unique strength to solve unique problems. This will lead to your success and position you as an expert. There is something unique about you, don't apologize about it, and try to be like anyone else. Magnify it and be proud of it. Everyone is unique, but the world is always trying to put us in a box of limitation, and pretend that we're just like everyone else. Find what makes is you different, and celebrate it. When you operate in your strength, you will discover your greatness
Henrietta Elegunde is an Author, Life Coach, ordained minister and Motivational Speaker.
She specializes in teaching how to cultivate spiritual, mental, physical and emotional growth, in order to achieve total wellbeing (being made whole) in your life. She is the author of the book "Hallowed Be Thy Name".