Everyone has a giant within them. It just needs to be awakened!
It is a New Year and most of us have lined up a number of New Year resolutions. Things you want to accomplish this year.
Maybe your new year resolution is to shed some weight, enroll for a course, drop that bad habit of drinking or smoking etc. or just change your life for the better.
Let me assure you that you have the potential to do so.
How do you do this? There are four things that you need to do in order to unleash your full potential, to awaken the giant within you.
First, train your brain to learn new things by embracing uncomfortable situations. As humans, we tend to be comfortable with what we are used to, where there is less effort involved. Always strive to put yourself in uncomfortable situations and thrive in the uneasiness.
Second, don’t believe what people say you can’t do. More often than not, you’ll find people in your life that will make you feel like you can’t achieve certain goals. The best thing you can do is to not listen to what people say and follow your passion. People will tell you that you can’t do this or that because you are young, incapable. Let your age not stop you.
Third, hang around the right people. Sometimes, those around us hinder us from awakening the giant within us. You have certainly come across the expression, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” When you spend time with individuals who are on the path of unlocking their fullest, untapped potential, there is a synergy of energy that creates a momentum to assist you on your journey of self-discovery and unleashed potential. You need the help of others, as they can be mentors, coaches and a resource for you as you navigate uncharted territory.
Lastly, set small goals. In order to start believing in your potential, you have to start by setting small goals. By changing your little habits, you start setting yourself up to achieve your goal. As medical student for example, if you know that your ultimate goal is to become a doctor, you need to take certain smaller steps to get there. Your small goals will be to pass exams, which will lead you to pass individual courses, which will eventually lead you to attain your medical degree. Small goals eventually lead to the big win.
By adopting these habits, you can start reaching your full potential. And in the end, it all comes down to believing that nothing can stop you from achieving what you want to do: the only thing holding you back is yourself.
This new year, make a point to awaken the giant within you!