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100+ Motivational Quotes On Dream, Goal And Future

100+ Motivational Quotes On Dream, Goal And Future

1. You Can Never Cross The Ocean Unless You Have The Courage To Lose Sight Of The Shore.

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    2. If You Want Something You Never Had, You Have To Do Something You’ve Never Done.

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      3. The Distance Between Your Dreams And Reality Is Call Action.

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        4. Stop Waiting For Friday, For Summer, For Someone To Fall In Love With You, For Life. Happiness Is Achieved When You Stop Waiting For It And Make The Most Of The Moment You Are In Now.

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          5. Nobody Is Too Busy, It’s Just A Matter Of Priorities.

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            6. Do What You Have To Do Until You Can Do What You Want To Do.

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              7. Ask Yourself If What You’re Doing Today Is Getting You Closer To Where You Want To Be Tomorrow.

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                8. To Live Will Be An Awfully Big Adventure.

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                  9. I Want To See The World. Follow A Map To Its Edges…

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                    10. It Is Never Too Late To Be What You Might Have Been.

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                      11. Don’t Wait. Life Goes Faster Than You Think.

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                        12. You’re Never Too Young To Dream BIG!

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                          13. It Feels Good To Be Lost In The Right Direction.

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                            14. If You Haven’t Found It Yet, Keep Looking.

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                              15. Don’t Call It A Dream Call It A Plan.

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                                16. Don’t Tell People Your Dream. Show Them.

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                                  17. If You Don’t Know Where You Want To Go, Then It Doesn’t Matter Which Path You Take.

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                                    18. I Would Rather Regret The Things I Have Done Than The Things I Have Not.

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                                      19. You Attract What You Are, Not What You Want If You Want Great, Then Be Great.

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                                        20. Life Is Not Measured By The Number Of Breaths We Take, But By The Moments That Take Our Breath Away.

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                                          21. I Am Not What Happened To Me. I Am What I Choose To Become.

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                                            22. I Have Got The Dreamer Disease

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                                              23. Some See A Weed, Some See A Wish.

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                                                24 . It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done.

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                                                  25. If You Obey All The Rules You Miss All The Fun.

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                                                    26. Learn The Rules Like A Pro So You Can Break Them Like An Artist.

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                                                      27. Sometimes The Right Path Is Not The Easiest One.

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                                                        28. Do Not Pray For An Easy Life, Pray For The Strength To Endure A Difficult One.

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                                                          29. Sometimes Life Is About Risking Everything For A Dream No One Can See But You.

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                                                            30. You’re Allowed To Scream, You’re Allowed To Cry, But Do Not Give Up.

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                                                              31. Fall Seven Times, Stand Up Eight.

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                                                                32. Don’t Quit. Suffer Now And Live The Rest Of Your Life As A Champion.

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                                                                  33. Keep On Dreaming Even If It Breaks Your Heart.

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                                                                    34. The Question Isn’t Who Is Going To Let Me; It’s Who Is Going To Stop Me.

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                                                                      35. I’m Too Busy Working On My Own Grass To Notice If Yours Is Greener.

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                                                                        36. You Never Realize How Strong You Are Until Being Strong Is the Only Choice You Have.

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                                                                          37. Keep Your Hopes Up.

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                                                                            38. I Deserve To Be Happy

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                                                                              39. Can You Remember Who You Were Before The World Told You Who You Should Be?

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                                                                                40. The Only Person You Should Try To Be Better Than, Is The Person You Were Yesterday.

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                                                                                  41. Hey Little Fighter, Soon Things Will Be Brighter.

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                                                                                    42. May My Heart Be Brave, My Mind Fierce, And My Spirit Free.

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                                                                                      43. Only Those Who Care About You Can Hear You When You’re Quiet.

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                                                                                          44. Failure Is The Opportunity To Being Again More Intelligently.

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                                                                                            45. Life Isn’t About Finding Yourself. Life Is About Creating Yourself.

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                                                                                              46. Someday, Everything Will Make Perfect Sense. So For Now, Laugh At The Confusion, Smile Through The Tears, And Keep Reminding Yourself That Everything Happens For A Reason.

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                                                                                                47. Don’t Waste Words On People Who Deserve Your Silence. Sometimes The Most Powerful Thing You Can Say Is Nothing At All.

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                                                                                                  48. They Laugh At Me Because I’m Different; I Laugh At Them Because They’re All The Same.

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                                                                                                    49. If You’re Lucky Enough To Be Different, Don’t Ever Change.

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                                                                                                      50. I Am Strong Because I’ve Been Weak. I Am Fearless Because I’ve Been Afraid.

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                                                                                                        51. Sometimes You Face Difficulties You’re Doing Something Wrong, But Because You’re Doing Something Right.

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                                                                                                          52. When You Start Seeing Your Worth, You’ll Find It Harder To Stay Around People Who Don’t.

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                                                                                                            53. Sometimes You Just Need To Distance Yourself From People. If They Care, They’ll Notice. If They Don’t You Know Where You Stand.

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                                                                                                              54. Don’t Tell Me What They Said About Me, Tell Me Why They Were So Comfortable To Say It Around You.

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                                                                                                                55. Don’t Let The Behavior Of Others Destroy Inner Peace.

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                                                                                                                  56. Don’t Downgrade Your Dream Just To Fit Your Reality. Upgrade Your Conviction To Match Your Destiny.

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                                                                                                                    57. Only Those Who Care About You Can Hear You When You’re Quiet.

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                                                                                                                        58. Go Ahead Tell Me That I’m Not Good Enough Tell Me I Can’t Do It Because I Will Show You Over & Over That I Can!

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                                                                                                                          59. I’m Very Picky With Whom I Give My Energy To. I Prefer To Reserve My Time, Intensity And Spirit Exclusively To Those Who Reflect Sincerity.

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                                                                                                                            60. Never Apologize For Having High Standards. People Who Really Want To Be In Your Life Will Rise Up To Meet Them.

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                                                                                                                              61. The Strongest People Are Not Those Who Show Strength In Front Of Us But Those Who Win Battles We Know Nothing About.

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                                                                                                                                62. I’ve Never Met A Strong Person With An Easy Part.

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                                                                                                                                  63. The 3C’S In Life” Choice, Chance, Change. You Must Make The Choice, To Take The Chance, If You Want Anything In Life To Change.

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                                                                                                                                    64. One Of The Happiest Moments In Life Is When You Find The Courage To Let Go Of What You Can’t Change.

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                                                                                                                                      65. Sometimes You Have To Get Knocked Down Lower Than You Have Ever Been To Stand Back Up Taller Than You Ever Were.

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                                                                                                                                        66. An Arrow Can Only Be Shot By Pulling It Backward. So When Life Is Dragging You Back The Difficulties, It Means That It’s Going To Launch You Into Something Great. So Just Focus, And Keep Aiming.

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                                                                                                                                          67. Hope Is The Only Thing Stronger Than Fear.

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                                                                                                                                            68. You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequence of your choice

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                                                                                                                                              69. Your Mind Is A Powerful Thing. When You Fill It With Positive Thoughts, Your Life Will Start To Change.

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                                                                                                                                                70. Time Decides Who You Meet In Life, Your Heart Decides Who You Want In Your Life, And Your Behaviour Decide Who Stays In Your Life.

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                                                                                                                                                  71. The Struggle You’re In Today Is Developing The Strength You Need For Tomorrow.

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                                                                                                                                                    72. Once You Start To See Results, It Becomes An Addiction.

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                                                                                                                                                      73. If You Can’t Stop Thinking About It, Don’t Stop Working For It.

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                                                                                                                                                        74. The Say If You Dream A Thing More Than Once, It’s Sure To Come True.

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                                                                                                                                                          75. If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.

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                                                                                                                                                            76. Believe You Can And You’re Halfway There.

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                                                                                                                                                              77. Make Your Dream Happen.

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                                                                                                                                                                78. Forget Your Past, Forgive Yourself, And Begin Again Right Now.

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                                                                                                                                                                  79. When You Face Difficult Times, Know That Challenges Are Not Sent To Destroy You. They’re Sent To Promote, Increase And Strengthen You.

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                                                                                                                                                                    80. Sometimes The Bad Things That Happen In Our Lives Put Us Directly On The Best Things That Will Ever Happen To Us.

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                                                                                                                                                                      81. What Would You Do If You Weren’t Afraid?

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                                                                                                                                                                        82. You Have To Be At Your Strongest When You’re feeling At Your Weakest.

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                                                                                                                                                                          83. You Were Given This Life Because You Are Strong Enough To Live It.

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                                                                                                                                                                            84. You Have Within You, Right Now, Everything You Need To Deal With Whatever The World Can Throw At You.

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                                                                                                                                                                              85. Nothing Can Dim The Light That Shines From Within.

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                                                                                                                                                                                86. Wake Up With Determination. Go To Bed With Satisfaction.

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                                                                                                                                                                                  87. Growth Is Painful. Change Is Painful. But Nothing Is As Painful As Staying Stuck Somewhere You Don’t Belong.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    88. In The End, We Only Regret The Chances We Didn’t Take.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      89. Life Has No Remote, Get Up And Change It Yourself.

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                                                                                                                                                                                        90. You Only Live Once, You Might As Well As A Badass!

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                                                                                                                                                                                          91. Better Things Are Coming.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            92. A Single Dream Is More Powerful Than A Thousand Realities.

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                                                                                                                                                                                              93. If You Don’t Imagine, Nothing Ever Happens At All.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                94. Dream. Believe. Do. Repeat.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                  95. Things Take Time. So Just Be Patient.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    96. Be All In Or Get All Out. There Is No Halfway.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                      97. Do Or Do Not. There Is No Try.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        98. I Am A Daydreamer And A Nightthinker.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                          99. Breathing dreams like air.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            100. Surround Yourself With The Dreams And The Doers, The Believers And Thinkers, But Most Of All Surround Yourself With Those Who See Greatness Within You , Even When You Don’t See It Yourself.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              101. She Dreams More Often Than She Sleeps.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                102. Stay Positive, Work Hard, Make It Happen.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  103. We Are The Dreamers Of Dreaming.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                    104. It Always Seems Impressible Until Its Done.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      105. Dream On Dreamer

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Published on November 19, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        How to Live up to Your Full Potential and Succeed in Life

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        How to Live up to Your Full Potential and Succeed in Life

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Have you ever heard the phrase “He had so much potential, it’s a shame he wasted it.” In our culture, not living up to your full potential is frowned upon, but why?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        In this article, we will look into the factors that influence a person’s potential and the ways to help you live up to your full potential for a successful life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        What Determines a Person’s Potential?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A person’s potential is determined by several factors: Physical Security, Emotional Security, Environment and Mindset.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Physical Security

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Before we can even strive to fulfill our potential, our basic physical needs must be met. Without adequate food, water and shelter, our days must be spent acquiring these basic needs in order to survive.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You can think of it this way, the person with the potential to become the most brilliant computer programmer ever could be living right now with a nomadic tribe in sub-Saharan Africa. But because they must spend their days meeting these basic physical needs, that potential will remain untapped.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Emotional Security

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Humans are social animals, we don’t do well in isolation. Studies have shown that forming intimate bonds with others is incredibly important for our mental health. These bonds start to develop in infancy, babies rely on this bond with a parent or caretaker to fulfill their needs, and if the bond is missing for some reason it can have lifelong psychological consequences.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Environment

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Your environment is another important factor that shapes how you achieve your full potential.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Just like the computer programmer in the previous example. You could have the potential to be the greatest composer since Beethoven, but if you had no access to music or you came from a family that didn’t value that skill set, it’s unlikely that you would fulfill your potential in that area.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Mindset

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For most of us, we don’t have to worry about getting enough food, water or shelter. Both our physical and emotional needs have been met (to a large extent anyway). And any limits that our environment has imposed are minimal (especially with the availability of the internet).

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        So for most of us, the main thing that is limiting us from reaching our full potential is our mindset. Our mindset is the story we carry around with us in our head. It starts to develop in childhood and can be with us our entire life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Your Mindset Is the Key

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The problem with most people’s mindset is that it’s negative and limiting. The good news is that you can change your mindset. Author Carol Dweck in her best selling book Mindset points out that there are two types of mindsets: fixed and growth.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A Fixed Mindset

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A fixed mindset is one where you have concrete beliefs about yourself. Someone with a fixed mindset came up with “their story” in childhood and it hasn’t changes much over the years. They may believe that they aren’t good at public speaking, math or writing just because they struggled with those subjects in school.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        So when something goes wrong, a common thought for someone with a fixed mindset is “What an idiot, I knew I wasn’t any good at that.” Or “Well that just confirmed what I already knew, I won’t be doing that again”. Having a fixed mindset just reinforces negative thoughts and attitudes, making it harder to reach your full potential.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A Growth Mindset

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A growth mindset, on the other hand, is exactly the opposite. With a growth mindset, you believe anything is possible (but don’t confuse this with being delusional! As a 5’10” 54 year old I’m not going to play in the NBA!). It’s more of the way you think about and approach problems.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Let’s go back to the issue of not being good at public speaking, when things go wrong, instead of telling yourself that you have never been good at public speaking and never will be. A person with a growth mindset will analyze what went wrong and come up with solutions to make it better next time.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For instance, they may take a class on public speaking at their local community college, or join the Toastmaster’s organization. Whatever it is, they don’t look at failure as an insurmountable roadblock, rather a minor detour on the road to their destination.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        How to Live up to Your Full Potential and Succeed in Life

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Develop a goal

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        When setting goals, it’s important to keep in mind three things:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        First, they should be specific and not vague. So instead of saying “I want to live up to my full potential in life”, a more specific goal would be “I want to become the best (salesman, artist, internet marketer) that I can be.” This is a much more specific goal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Second, your goal should be measurable. In other words, you should be able to measure your progress towards the goal. Again, it’s much easier to measure your progress to becoming the best artist you can be than it is trying to measure your progress at living up to your “full potential”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Finally, a goal must be written down. This takes the goal out of the realm of wishful thinking and makes it more real. It also can serve as motivation if you post your goal where you will see it. Put it on your desk, or next to your computer just to remind yourself to keep moving forward. In short, a goal that isn’t written down is just a wish.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This article can help you about setting personal goals to become a great achiever:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        How Setting Personal Goals Makes You a Greater Achiever

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        2. Understand that achieving your goal is often times a by-product of what you are doing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Let’s say that your goal is to become the best writer you can be. You may want to measure your success by your ability to get published or in the case of blogging, how widely read your articles are.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Instead of constantly worrying about reaching your goal to be the best, your time is much better spent just writing. As with anything, the more you do it, the better you’ll get.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        It’s the same with any goal, it’s important to set them, but achieving your goal of becoming the best salesperson is really just the by-product of you getting out there and selling!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        3. Don’t let popular opinion dissuade you

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Have you ever heard of the Bannister Effect? For years it was considered a law of nature that the human body was incapable of running a mile in less than 4 minutes. That was until May 6, 1954 when Roger Bannister ran a mile in 3 minutes 59.4 seconds. He did what was long considered impossible, but it turned out that it was only impossible because people believed it was impossible.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Roger Bannister didn’t let popular opinion stand in his way, and after he proved that the 4 minute mile was only a psychological barrier, others have continued to break records. Today the current record holder is Hicham El Guerrouj with a time of 3 minutes 43.13 seconds!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        4. Don’t be afraid to push the envelope

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Almost by definition, living up to your full potential requires you to step outside your comfort zone and expand your boundaries.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Average people do average things, get average results and live average lives. Extraordinary people do extraordinary things, get extraordinary results and live extraordinary lives.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        You’ll only live your best life once you step out. Here’s how.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5. Practice discipline

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Admittedly, this comes easier for some people than others, but it’s a skill that you can develop and will serve you well in all aspects of your life.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Another way of thinking about discipline is just delayed gratification. How many times have you been on a diet, but there’s a piece of cheese cake in the refrigerator calling out your name!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Having discipline is not a matter of not wanting the cheese cake, discipline is acknowledging your desire for the cheese cake but realizing that this craving is only temporary, and once it passes, you will be much happier that we didn’t succumb to a temporary urge.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The bottom line here is that while you may want to stop working at 5pm sharp, or watch the game on Saturday, but by developing the discipline to delay satisfaction you will be pushing your boundaries and reaping the rewards that come from that extra effort.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6. Be confident

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Have you ever dealt with someone who was new at their job and lacked confidence? Maybe it was a salesperson who couldn’t answer basic questions about a product or just gave you flat out wrong information. Did you end up buying from that salesperson?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        My guess is no, I sure wouldn’t.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Confidence comes with knowledge, discipline and experience. But how do you develop confidence if you are just starting out like our intrepid salesperson? While experience comes with time, knowledge can be acquired fairly quickly, especially if you have already mastered the art of self discipline!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A good rule of thumb is to always start with knowledge. Learn as much as you can, take classes, get a mentor or just do research. If you are disciplined enough to develop the knowledge it will make getting the experience much easier.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        7. Accept that you will fail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        There is no such thing as an overnight success. Failure is a part of life and it happens to everyone. In fact, there is a whole body of thinking that failure is actually better than success!

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        While most of us would agree that success is better than failure, when it does happen, here are some thing to keep in mind:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Don’t take it personally. A failure in a job, career, business or marriage is just that. It is not reflection on you as a person. I had a friend who lost his entire fortune (over 20 million dollars) in a business deal. I called him shortly after and as expected he was very depressed. My only advice to him was to:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        “Never confuse your self worth with your net worth”.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Move on, failures can be heartbreaking, embarrassing and demoralizing. Take the time needed to go through those feelings and process the emotions. Then, let it go, holding on to negative emotions keeps you stuck in a fixed mindset. Remember that your goal here is to live up to your full potential and succeed in life. Dwelling on past mistakes and failures is the surest way to derail your progress.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Let failure be a learning opportunity. I know it’s a cliche, but it’s a cliche for a reason, it’s true! When I first started internet marketing, I started using Facebook ads for practically everything I did. Pretty soon I found that I was spending about $1,000 on ads that were generating about $200 in income, not a very good business model! I took that failure and redesigned my marketing efforts. I was able to both reduced my costs and increased my sales so that now for every $1,000 in advertising I am generating around $5,000 in income.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        8. Learn to embrace uncomfortable situations

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Succeeding in life by living up to your full potential means embracing uncomfortable situations. Chris and Heidi Powell, well known personal trainers and hosts of the show Extreme Weight Loss use this technique with their clients. It works like this:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        They set a goal for their client that the client thinks is just out of reach. Then through encouragement and motivation, they help the client work though the uncomfortableness and pain to achieve the goal.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        This technique works for both physical and psychological challenges. Both our bodies and minds are capable of much more that we think they are.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        9. Set small goals to achieve big results

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        When you are first setting goals, don’t be afraid to make them big! “I want to be the #1 salesperson in the company” or “I want to be a successful artist”. But once you have those goals set, you then need an action plan to get there. It’s in this action plan that you should set many small, easily attainable goals.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        For the salesperson, it might be to increase the number of sales they make by one a week in the next quarter, two a week for the 2nd quarter etc… For the artist, it might be to master a technique before the next art show, or produce X number of works to sell at the art show.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Whatever the goals are, they need to get you closer to your ultimate goal while at the same time be attainable. Success builds on success, so achieving these small goals helps to motivate you to continue on to your bigger goals.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        10. Take time to recharge

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Everyone needs “down time”, trying to do everything yourself, all at once is a recipe for disaster.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        We talked a lot about being motivated and disciplined in this article; while they are essential to living up to your full potential and succeeding in life, having adequate down time is just as important.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Any personal trainer will tell you that to get the most out of your workouts, you need to take 1 to 2 days off a week. This gives your body a chance to recover and actually get stronger.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The same is true when we are trying to expand our boundaries and fulfill our potential. Making sure we have adequate down time prevents fatigue anxiety and poor decision making.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Final Thoughts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        The success you’ll find from living life to your full potential is its own reward. One day, we all will look back on our lives and and think “I wish I would have done …”, “I had a chance to to be a … but I was to scared”, “I could have been a great … if I had put the time in.”

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        I hope that in this article, we have given you both the motivation and tools to push yourself to your full potential in life, so that when you look back one day your regrets will be few.

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