Potential is the possibility of something amazing. To live up to one’s potential is to be open to one’s greatness. Do you believe you have greatness in you? Not sure? Then use these 15 signs to clue you in if you are living up to your potential awesomeness. (Get ready to feel good because I know you got some of this badass-beast-juice in you!)
1. You have a positive outlook.
Most days you walk around with a smile. People like to hang around you because you’re generally an upbeat person. When things upset you, you find a way to see the silver-lining.
2. You focus on solutions.
You don’t dwell on ‘spilled milk.’ You want to fix the problem as soon as possible so you can move on. You know that most situations can be solved with a different perspective and an optimistic attitude.
3. You pursue your goals.
Your goals help you stay focused and motivated. From small milestones to big ones, every success means something to you. You don’t mind baby steps because you know it all adds up.
4. You don’t mind hard work.
You come in early when you can and leave late when you must. You’re willing to do extra work if need be to get the job done. You take pride in your work and you’re known to be reliable.
5. You keep your promises.
Your word is important to you. When you solemnly swear to someone to do something, you feel strongly motivated to come through.
6. You are constantly learning.
You immerse yourself in your industry. You take courses to become better. You surround yourself with knowledgeable people so you can learn from them and you’re not afraid to ask for help.
7. You are open to change.
You try to practice acceptance and feel that if it doesn’t go your way — it wasn’t meant to be and you’re OK with that. You believe that things happen for a reason and good things are coming for you.
8. You deal with stress well.
Staying balanced is important to you so you may have a mindful practice like meditating, prayer, or journaling. Whatever you do, having peace of mind is essential to your way of life. You’re not a stranger to self-help or motivational books.
9. You eat healthy.
You’re all about eating right because it supports your healthy lifestyle. You’re on the go a lot so you try and stay naturally energized by eat quality foods.
10. You stay in shape.
You work out because it helps with stress relief and the balance you crave. After a session at the gym, you think more clearly. You may hike or do outdoor activities because getting outside the office is part of your healthy outlook.
11. You dress for success.
You’ve taken to heart the saying, ‘Dress for the job you want.’ You want to be ready just in case a big opportunity knocks on your door. You dress in a way that showcases your professionalism and personal style.
12. You keep healthy relationships.
Your relationships are important to you. You make an effort to stay close with friends and family because it keeps you grounded. It’s not all about the grind for you because you believe – if you don’t have love, you don’t have much.
13. You have fun.
Life is full for you. Along with work and spending time with your family, you do fun stuff that makes you feel good. You instinctively subscribe to that saying, ‘All work and no play makes you dull and depressed.’ (Or something like that…)
14. You are grateful and humble.
You find many things to be blessings. You practice gratitude and show your appreciation wholeheartedly. You may not know how good you really are, but you know you got something to offer!
15. You have a life motto.
You have a driving force that makes you want to succeed in life. It can be as simple as the words of Nike – Just Do It. It may be moving like Jack Kerouac’s quote ‘Be in love with your life, every detail of it.’ Whether your motto is profound or prosaic, it gets your fire burning and has you living out your undeniable potential. (You got this!)
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