Have you ever felt like you’ve fallen short of what you imagined you would become?
A few years ago I found myself pondering……
How did I get here?
This is not my life?
This is not where I thought I would be!
I really thought I was going to do better, be better, have better!
Have you been there? To the land of discontent.
It’s a confronting and confusing place. Like a deserted island, and not the good kind, but the dark, lonely, jungly, humid, hard to breath kind. You don’t know how you got there and you wish someone would point you I the direction of the way out.
It may surprise you to know it is actually a good place to be. It means you have awakened to the knowledge that you want more, you need more, you know you deserve and are capable of more.
Its a place of new beginnings. A path that takes you on a journey from average and just plodding along, to excelling and steaming ahead!
From ho-hum, to hoo-ray!
Step off the island and into the boat, it’s waiting for you, right there through the fog.
The boat is called the SS heightened Self-awareness, and it is going to sail you out of your comfort zone (even though it isn’t really comfortable at all, just familiar) and straight into reaching your potential.
The first port of call is rediscovering yourself.
Your true authentic self. Not the person who may have previously made decisions based on money or acceptance or status or emotion or need. But the real person underneath, with the passions, hopes and dreams. The one that may have gotten a a little lost or sidetracked along the way.
You may enlist the help of a life and career coach, self help books, or seminars so you can learn from people who have already been there, and can help you.
But the truth is they can guide you, but they won’t change you, only you can do that.
Only when your desire for reaching your potential and living your dreams outweighs your fear of change, will you even have a chance.
Which do you fear more, stepping out of your comfort zone and taking a risk Or Staying right where you are?
If you chose the first one you can start right now by having some ‘you’ time.
Switch off your phone, your laptop and any other busyness that has taken focus away from your inner voice and pay attention to yourself.
Take out a pen and paper, yes that’s right, a pen and paper, because your computer is off, right?! Now ask yourself the following questions honestly, with your instincts and your heart.
What would I do for a living if money was not an issue and I could do anything I wanted?
When have I been happiest, where time stands still and I’m not watching the clock?
What am I passionate about?
What are 6 things that I value more than anything else?
Am I expressing or representing these values in my life right now?
What steps can I take now to start the change?
The answers to these questions are foundational in uncovering the path to a more rewarding, balanced, fulfilling life.
Change is not an overnight process, it takes planning, preparation and work. But it starts with one small step.
Reflect and Respond
What will you do now to take the first step towards the path of reaching your potential?
- Write out your big long term goals and display them where you can see them everyday, use pictures if that motivates you.
- Start an action plan with the monthly, weekly and daily steps you need to do to get there
- Take the first little step
Now you are on you way to reaching your potential. Well Done!
Transform your Life – How to find your Purpose, reach your Potential and live with Joy – Fiona Briffa
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny! by Tony Robbins
Living life on purpose by Lysa TerKurst (Christian Resource)
The purpose driven life – what on earth am I here for by Rick Warren (Christian Resource)
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x Fiona x