It’s important to note that we have many areas of potential in life. Some of them may be negative. For example, we never know how far terrible circumstances might change us. Young people heading to war, for instance, may experience things and thus be changed in ways they cannot predict. That being said, it may also bring out the best of them, in terms of bravery, compassion, care, discipline, and attention.
It can be hard to see the extent of our potential because very few of us ever scratch its surface. But how can you ensure that you follow your best potential in the direction that will lett you scratch that surface? Do we have to simply go with the motions, or is there something more to be found here? It’s a worthwhile question to ask of yourself – because you will often start to see how you may be stunted your progress, or just what the principle of ‘potential’ means to you in the first place. This can help you if no uncertain terms, if only by applying the advice below:
Focus On What You Care About
There’s a great streamlining priority given to those who focus on what they care about in life. This means that focusing on the career you wish to, not one you feel forced into, could be your best option going forward. Forgetting just what the salary options are for the meantime, or how prestigious a field is, and doing something you enjoy with a potential set of opportunities sprouting off from there will help you acclimate to any role, no matter how difficult, and you’ll feel less tired engaging with that path to begin with.
Keep An Open Mind At All Times
Keeping an open mind at all times is important. You may find that developing a library collection, perhaps through studying library science in order to follow a career, or simply to become more well-read and able to index the information you find important to you can ensure you never become set in your ways. This can help you always take a proactive attitude to learn outside of your comfort zone. There’s nothing healthier for a developing mind than this kind of inquiry.
Learn From Those Around You
The wise person learns from those around them. It’s important to internalize this lesson, especially in all its forms. We can often see this as a means of learning from the mistakes of others, but actually, learning from good examples can be just as helpful, if not more. If you appreciate how someone has handled business with you, try to consider the source of that, and how you might emulate that which you appreciate. The more we can use examples good and bad to help us move in a positive direction, the more we can avoid having to make those mistakes, or avoid those successes ourselves.
With this advice, we hope you can feel sculpted into the best possible version of you.