Awaken Your Potential Today: 20 Powerful Ways to Make Life Bigger

Potential is an unexplored ocean. But the shore offers many delights.

Leadership quote: Potential is an unexplored ocean. But the shore offers many delights. Image of a beach with umbrellas.

20 powerful ways to awaken your potential today:

  1. Try new things.
  2. Learn new things.
  3. Connect with a new person.
  4. Stop doing things that have lost meaning or relevance.
  5. Write a description of your best future self (not your best life). Adapt it every day for a week. What sticks with you?
  6. Express gratitude for two things every time you notice yourself complaining. Power move: Express gratitude the same way you complain. When you complain with your voice, give voice to gratitude.
  7. Set an achievable short-term goal.
  8. Adopt an opportunity-perspective when facing obstacles, problems, or challenges. What opportunities do you have today?
  9. Think about things you can do. Don’t fret over things you can’t change.
  10. Visit a foreign country. (OK. It’s likely you can’t do this one today.)
  11. Connect with a mentor or coach.
  12. Visualize how you will achieve a big goal. It’s better to visualize the process than to dream about the win.
  13. Change jobs. (See note on #10)
  14. Make a meaningful commitment that requires energy and resources.
  15. Decide to serve your future self today.
  16. Volunteer at the Red Cross, a food kitchen, the SPCA, church, synagogue, mosque, or….
  17. Intervene when you notice recurring patterns of negative energy.
  18. Build relationships with people who live bigger than you live.
  19. Complete this sentence, “If I could wave a magic wand ________.” Determine what you will do today to move in that direction. (Thanks for this suggestion, Paul.)
  20. Focus on things you do to others rather than things others do to you.

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.” William James

Which of the above suggestions could you use to awaken your potential today?

What might you add to this “awaken your potential” list?