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Reaching Your Potential

It takes about 6 six years for a peacock’s plumes to reach their fullness. And when it reaches its full potential, it is magnificent.

We are all capable of being more than we can even imagine. What are you capable of doing? Are you reaching your potential? I’ll use babies and toddlers as an example. They aren’t afraid to try new things. They have no fear. Always reaching to climb new things, pushing their little bodies to explore and learn. We could learn a few things from them. They don’t learn everything overnight, but over time and trial and error. We should continue to do that our whole lives.

“Our lives change when our habits change”. I’ve heard that phrase a lot over my lifetime. Every motivational speaker I’ve ever listened to uses it at some time or another, because it’s true. If you are feeling stuck in life and want to see some success, you have to be willing to change your habits and try new things.

So let’s take the blinders off of our old habits and see the world anew. There’s potential growth available for everyone, no matter what age. How do you reach your potential? Look for areas of your life where you could grow. Pick something that you are passionate about. Write it down on a piece of paper. What habits can you incorporate into your day that will make a difference in your life and potentially the life of others? Do some research on the subject then start applying what you learn in the form of daily habits.

I’ll give you my example:

I’m passionate about my job as secretary of my church. I love the many different duties I perform and want to be the best secretary possible. I like serving others. We will be getting a new priest in July, so I’m incorporating new habits in my daily activities at work that will help our parishioners stay informed about all the new things and changes happening in our parish. My new habits include weekly updates to our church website and Facebook page. I’ve had to learn a few things about website design and scheduled postings. I also took an online class last year at UD on parish development. There are a lot of changes coming in our archdiocese in the next couple of years and I want to help our parish to not only survive but thrive.

I’m not afraid to learn something new, especially if it will increase my potential and add to my set of skills. It will also help my parish and community. My potential is limitless, especially when it comes to something that I am passionate about.

It just takes practice to get good at what I want to achieve.

What are you passionate about? What makes your eyes light up when you talk about it? How can you use that to then increase your potential and add to your set of skills?

Think about the potential it could have to help you get ahead. Really push yourself to think outside the box. Think about how you could use your gifts and talents to help someone else. Because increasing your potential has the effect of impacting the lives of others, along with your own. It will help you to be excited about living life again, and living it to the fullest.

If you’d like some ideas or help incorporating new habits about your potential into your day, drop me a line or a message. I’d be happy to help.

God bless.–Barb

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Wife, mother, church secretary, seamstress, child of God.

One thought on “Reaching Your Potential

  1. Your church is lucky to have you. Hope your new priest is wonderful. We have a new pastor and he’s a blessing. Hugs, Bev

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