In this post I will be discussing the actions you need to take to unleash your true potential and start living the life you were made for.
Greatness lies within all of us… But, tapping into that greatness is a whole different ballgame.
Today, I will be discussing the actions you need to take to unleash your true potential and start living the life you were made for.
Here are 6 steps you can take to turn off your self-limiter and activate your true power:
1. Figure out who you are
To stand any chance of happiness, you must be your true self.
You need to decide what values in life are important to you; truth, integrity, honesty, kindness, compassion, determination, and perseverance.
Whatever those values are, write them down and make it a point to live by them.
Find a role model you admire – fictional, real-life or historical, it doesn’t matter. Write out what qualities you admire in them and then emulate those qualities and they will start to become habitual.
This is also useful when you’re in a situation that requires you to make a difficult decision. Ask yourself what the person you admire would do. Make your decision based on this rather than what’s easiest or what will give you short-term gratification.
2. Find your purpose
Essentially, your purpose is to live a fulfilling life doing what you enjoy and helping others.
However, figuring out what it is that you actually enjoy, as opposed to what you think you should enjoy, is sometimes tricky.
So, pay attention to what brings you joy or really gets you excited.
I offer my clients an exercise called ‘the three most important things’; they write out all the things they would like to experience, all the skills and characteristics they would like to develop and how they would like to contribute and serve others.
This is a great starting point to figure out what your purpose is.
3. Set goals to achieve that purpose
When you are confident in your purpose, you then need to set inspirational goals that will help you to fulfil your purpose.
Earl Nightingale believed the definition of success was the gradual progression towards a worthy ideal. It is not reaching the goal that makes you successful, it’s working towards it.
Your goals need to be big and inspirational, they need to be able to motivate you to get up each day and take the necessary actions to progress towards them. When you’re inspired, you’ll do what it takes to reach your goal.
To set really clear and effective goals, write them down every morning and carry them with you. Then, write them out again before you go to bed and read them several times before you to go sleep so that your subconscious mind can absorb them whilst you sleep.
4. Create a plan
If you’re going to reach your goals, you need to break them down into stages.
Create an effective plan that is quite simple to do and work out how long it should take to achieve your goal.
Decide what you need to achieve in 12 weeks.
I found this works best for me as it’s enough time to make significant progress and get things done, without having to look too far into the future.
Once you’ve got your 12 weeks or quarterly plan, break it down into what steps you’re going to take this month toward your objective.
I advise my clients to set 6 actions they can realistically accomplish within that timeframe.
Write these out on a piece of paper and tick them off as you accomplish them.
Subconsciously, this gives you a visual representation of your progress and helps build your confidence and gather momentum.
5. Create a ‘power life script’
To help keep you motivated and inspired, I find it useful to create a power life script.
Essentially, what you need to do is write out a vision for your perfect life as though it’s a movie script.
Include every detail about how you are living, who with, your lifestyle, how you spend your time, etc.
Read through it first thing every day or use a voice app on your phone, record it and listen to it whilst you’re out and about.
You don’t even need to pay attention fully, as your subconscious mind will absorb it.
Think about all of the qualities you would need in order to achieve that life – would you have to study more? Improve your knowledge? Your skills?
Do whatever it takes to become the person you need to be to live the life that you desire.
Many people think that they will become this person after they get a fancy car or a big house, but that’s not true.
You need to become that person first, in order to attract those things.
6. Overcome your fears
Fear is a natural instinct that protects us from life-threatening situations.
However, fear can also prevent us from doing things in life that are not life-threatening and may in fact benefit us.
We do this because we have been conditioned to believe certain things and to act a certain way.
Anything outside of what we’re familiar with often causes fear to arise, it’s what Bob Proctor calls the ‘terror barrier’.
The terror barrier is related to self-image – the poorer your self-image, the less confidence you have and the more difficult it is to push through the terror barrier.
Any time you are trying to fulfil a goal that requires you to stray into new territory, you are bound to run into the terror barrier.
When this happens, you have a choice – you can step back into safety and continue to experience the same results year, after year OR you can be courageous and experience the growth that you have been seeking.
Everyone who has ever accomplished anything has had to confront and push through the terror barrier.
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