Credit to Author: Murali Murthy| Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 23:33:50 +0000
Successful people in life and at the workplace are those who can maximize their potential each and every single day. We live in a culture of achievement and success. Learning to maximize your potential is simple once you understand the proper way to approach it. By following certain steps, you can make each and every day your best day yet.
1 Work hard to be your best version each day. To maximize your potential, you need to keep challenging yourself with a competitive spirit. This means you are pushing yourself to be your best version each day and not necessarily challenging others to a duel. To reach higher goals, raise your standards and contribute more at your workplace and in life, in small ways, each day.
2 Have a compelling vision. Always have a compelling vision that drives you forward. It’s about how you design your life, how you see yourself and your life unfolding in the coming weeks, months and years. This is something that must propel you forward each day. Having a compelling vision helps keep your eyes focused on the big picture.
3 Self-correct often. Keep introspecting and be willing to hold yourself accountable for your decisions and actions. This means you take full responsibility for what you do and for the outcomes you produce. Honest introspection is the key to success. Be frank with yourself and critically assess your progress. This is the only you will put yourself in a position to make changes that can help move you forward.
4 Every failure teaches something valuable. Failure and mistakes are an inevitable part of every successful person’s journey. When struggles arise, take full responsibility, assess what worked and what didn’t, and reflect on how you could do better the next time around. People who maximize their potential are often harder on themselves than anybody else. They hold themselves to the highest of standards and pursue excellence in everything they do. This is why they are able to accomplish far more than the average person.
5 Keep aiming higher. Consistently ignite your ambition to achieve higher goals. Your high ambition and energy drive you forward each day. People who have a high degree of ambition always work with time-specific goals. Your high ambition will keep pushing you forward beyond the imaginable limits of what you previously thought was possible.
6 Build your self-confidence to overcome setbacks. A setback is a set up for something greater. You need to build the confidence to overcome setbacks. High achievers stay confident that they will get through it because they have a high level of self-worth. As you gain more knowledge and experience, it subsequently helps you work with more purpose and conviction.
7 Develop leadership skills. You can excel as a leader even without a title. To develop your leadership skills every day at work:
• Inspire people to take initiative and decisive action
• Raise others to higher standards of performance
• Encourage creative self-expression
• Listen carefully, be objective, and balance criticism with praise
• Lead by example: set high standards and inspire your team to do the same
• Always communicate effectively and succinctly
The process of maximizing your potential never actually ends because there is always more to know, to learn, and to do that can help move your life forward in a better way. It takes consistent and persistent action on your part to become a better version of yourself today than you were yesterday. By doing better, you become better and raise your game each day. That is the primary path to maximizing your full potential. At work and in life.