Your Greatest Potential

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The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

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I believe we all want to reach our full potential. Yet we have moments throughout our lives where we doubt ourselves. Many can let go of them and not allow them to take over, while others fall victim to the intrusive thoughts that undermine our ability to succeed. And remember they are all thoughts. So who keeps the thought in your mind? You do.

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The best way to let go of self doubt is to build our self confidence. This means feeling better about our own abilities. When you feel incapable and begin to doubt yourself, fear is right around the corner just waiting to move in and reside in your psyche. Once fear enters the subconscious, the negative talk begins, the self criticism emerges and the vicious cycle continues.

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So how do we reach our full potential? Begin by setting realistic goals. I am a great believer of, when in doubt take the next small step. Taking easy steps ensures that you can be capable of accomplishing the task and build your confidence in the process. If you set unrealistic goals you most likely will fall short and this adds to your level of self doubt. With the accomplishment of each realistic task, your confidence improves, your fears begin to subside, and your self doubt is eased.

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In life there will be successes and setbacks. Of course we want to hope for the best outcome but when disappointments arise or things do not go as planned we have to see this as part of the game of life. Use the setbacks as an opportunity to learn and improve your game plan. This is not the time to doubt your efforts. Use the feedback to make the necessary adjustments and keep moving forward.

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Take a look at what scares you the most and begin to address them. Tty not allow your doubts to control your destiny. It is time to look within and free yourself so you can live your full potential.

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Stretch yourself today to do that thing that you have been afraid to try. ….Telling yourself ‘‘I’m not going to let me pull myself down anymore.”

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”It’s about personal development. It’s about creating your own character and pushing it to the limit. It’s about pushing yourself so far out of your own and everybody else’s idea of who you are and what you’re capable of, that you no longer believe in limits. It’s about reaching beyond your so-called potential, because your potential is never where you or anyone else expects it to be, not even close. It’s about being able to say with the last breath of your life “I used all my potential and all my talents and pushed myself to the limit. I could not have fought any harder.”
Charlotte Eriksson

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