For me life is about living, living to my full potential in every respect.
It has been shown that the human brain has infinite potential and while popular myth says that we use no more than 10% of our brain capacity, the truth is that we don’t yet know the limits. Imagine what living to our full potential might in fact mean. Can we actually conceive of what it means?
In reality what we can take it to mean is that in terms of our knowledge and experience we live life to the fullest extent we know how. That means that we don’t hold back, that we fully project out into the world our emotions, our inspiration and our passion. We show the world who and what we are.
What would it take to live at your full potential? Have you ever tried to live this way?
(Herbert A. Otto)
Despite what I think about living, I don’t always live to my full potential, at least not in my view.
I find there are times when I need some downtime, when, as a man, I need to go into my ‘nothing box’. I love the idea of living to my full potential but I find that the psychological and emotional stress can build to a point where I can’t deal with it any more.
That’s ok with me. My potential varies a lot and I am able to recognise its ebb and flow. Recognising this I can ebb and flow with it and maintain a high level of involvement in what is going on around me. I work to increase my ability to live life to the full and, in the end, I am happy with how I step up in the world.
I’m not sure I’ve ever experienced full potential and, in truth, I have no idea what that would be for me. Maybe I should find out!
- Do you know what your full potential is? Do you have any sense of what you are capable of in all areas of life?
- Do you live to that potential or are there areas that you hold back on?
- Are you aware of where you can ‘up your game’ or, at least, contribute more to life?
- Do you intend to work on this issue? Would you like to go further?
Other Posts in the series 'Dealing With Chaos'
- 06. Do You Need, Desire Or Love
- 07. Show Me How To Control Others
- 08. Do You Find Intimacy Difficult
- 09. Suffering Is Resistance To Pain
- 10. Look for the Learning in Emotional Pain
- 11. Are You Seeking The Truth?
- 12. Can You Look Forwards And Backwards?
- 13. Do You Blame Or Take Responsibility?
- 14. Are You Aware Of Your Masculinity?
- 15. Enjoy the Dusk, Celebrate the Day
- 16. Dealing With Chaos - Acceptance
- 17. Do You Accept Your Personalities?
- 18. What Do You Like About Yourself?
- 19. What Don’t You Like About Yourself?
- 20. What Would You Like To Change?
- 21. What Are You Willing To Do To Change?
- 22. Describe The Ideal You, The New You
- 23. How Will You Achieve Change?
- 24. Is Your Life A Construction Site Or A Garden?
- 25. How To Live With Uncertainty
- 26. Can You Let Go Of Your Ego?
- 27. Can You Now Accept Who You Are?
- 28. Enjoying The Person You Are
- 29. Celebrate Who You Are - Be Outrageous!
- 30. Dealing With Chaos - Authenticity
- 32. What Vision Do You Have?
- 33. Do You Walk Your Talk?
- 34. What Are Your Spheres Of Influence?
- 35. How Do You Use Your Sexuality?
- 36. How Are You And Your Family?
- 37. How Do You Use Your Power And Strength?
- 38. Can Others Rely On You?
- 39. What Are You Dishonest About?
- 40. What Will You Stake Your Life On?
- 41. What Is Passion? What Drives You?
- 42. Do You Know Your Truth? Do You Speak It?
- 43. What Will Life Look Like Now?
- 44. Dealing With Chaos - Participants Open Their Hearts
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