The first step, covered in our last newsletter, referred to having a defined purpose.This allows you to perform in the face of danger, and to move firmly towards your goals. It gives you the necessary motivation to overcome the obstacles you may encounter in your journey to success and happiness. Now you are ready to jump to the next step on the ladder to fun and enjoyment: Explore your potential.
Step 2 – Explore your potential
There is a power inside you; an energy that makes you wake up every morning; that triggers the starter of your internal engine and executes whatever you plan for the day. Are you using this power? Are you living your life to your maximum level of energy?
You should be wondering, “How can I tell if my power or energy is high or low? How can I be aware if I have room for improvement?”
The answer is simple; you gauge your life. You will feel when this power is high or low and will create the necessary awareness to take action. Look at your life in the family, mental, social, financial, physical, and ethical areas. Whenever you have a feeling of satisfaction and fulfillment as a consequence of your actions, your power level is high, and you are using a good level of your potential. On the contrary, if you have a feeling of dissatisfaction, sadness, or frustration in one of the areas mentioned, your level of power is low.
Imagine for a moment that you can do anything you want in any aspect of your life without the fear of failing, with the assurance that you will succeed. It feels good,doesn’t it? In this situation, you are full of power and energy and you are using 100% of your potential. You are taking action without fear of failing, and your thoughts are aligned with your purpose. You might be thinking, “Yeah, right! I am not in the Twilight Zone!” However, if your mind can conceive it, and your heart can accept it, you can do it.
- List your achievements in the different areas of your life: family, mental, social, financial, physical, and ethical.
- Ask yourself the following questions for each area: “Am I happy? Do I want to achieve more? If I pass away today, what would be my eulogy?”
- Using your imagination, draw a picture of the “future you.” Show it to a friend or your spouse and ask them what you should change in order be the person in the picture.
Once you have identified the areas of your life that need a bigger dose of your power and energy, you are ready for the next step on the ladder to having fun on Mondays again. Stay tuned for our next edition of “Room For Improvement” when you will learn how to “Create a Solid Plan” and find more tips and suggestions on how to accelerate the performance of your business and your career with less effort and faster.
As an Executive Coach, I help individuals and organizations develop better attitudes more rapidly and produce more satisfying results. I work with my clients in all areas, including business, career, finances, time management, productivity, employee motivation, and relationships. As a result of coaching, clients set better goals, take more action, make better decisions, and more fully use their natural strengths.