Fulfilling Your Potential

How often have you achieved what you initially set out to achieve? Or vice versa, how many times that you can remember have you failed to reach your desired level of success due to unwanted circumstances? I think we could all agree that we have all had our failures at some point in life time, and even though we perceive failures as being bad, the key is identifying them as a secret to our own successes. As humans, we all want to achieve and fulfil our potential from a young age, we all have the capabilities to reach such heights, but a lot of us aren’t willing to go that extra mile to achieve what we have set in our minds. It is from here that we aren’t fulfilling our potential, which is a sad thought because some of us have the potential to inspire others and play an influential role in some sort of way in their lifetime.

Growing up around various different types of sport, I’ve seen many cases of kids being unable to fulfil their full potential. From a young age, kids who have all the talent and skillset in the world to do great things in their sport, but due to many varying reasons, a lot of these kids that show the most promise often find themselves under achieving. However, the people who you would least expect to achieve success in their chosen sport from a young age seem to be the ones who in fact do achieve success beyond their potential. These are the kids who generally don’t have possess the same natural talent as some other people, but due to their inner desire to achieve, through their work ethic and determination, they end up coming out on top in the end. These are the people who are willing to take those risks, they aren’t afraid of failures, they welcome new opportunities, simply they will go through the good and the bad in order to get where they initially desired to get too.

Personally, I don’t like to see people underachieve, especially those who under achieve because of their lack of desire and laziness to achieve because its all to hard for them. These are the types of people who waste such a great opportunity to achieve success and live a great life, especially with the amount of money that is involved in sports today and the way such professional leagues play a huge role in giving back to charities and local communities, these people have the chance to earn a great living but also give back to the communities that have helped them reach their potential. It’s a tough site to see, but unfortunately it happens all too much these days, and I wish one day these people who showed such promise can teach the younger generations the value in fulfilling their potential from a young age, as you never know where life can take you. Fulfilling your potential is all about being an optimist, a risk taker, where the idea of failure motivates you to become a better person and you view them as a secret key to success.

Enjoy the pursuit to success, unlock your full potential.

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Live Life With No Regrets

As we have discussed previously in regards to turning our failures into a success story, similar ideas need to be addressed when talking about living life with no regrets. Unfortunately, throughout our lifetimes, we have all done something we wish we never did, and ultimately wish we could have our time back. However, as we become older and more mature within ourselves, we begin to learn and grow from our past experiences weather they be positive or negative actions. It’s important to note that without these negative experiences we have encountered we may not have grown into the strong and knowledgeable people we consider ourselves today.

Living life with no regrets is all about attempting to take on every opportunity life provides you with, and when life nears the end for you, you can sit back and think to yourself that you took on every opportunity and you have gone through life with little regrets, and by doing so there is a good chance that you have reached your ultimate goals that you set out for your life. My previous post was all about turning our failures into success, and noticing that failures are the underlying secret to success. Here, we can identify that people that normally have the greatest amounts of regret in their life are generally the ones who are most afraid to fail, and are afraid to take on the risks. This can be due to their past experiences of failure, and are scared to encounter failure once again in their lifetime.

It’s important to embrace new opportunities with open arms that come too you. NHL Hall of famer, Wayne Gretzky stated one of the more famous quotes in sport, he said; “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take”. Now applying this back to this particular topic, the exact same can be said. Every time you turn down an opportunity, whatever that may be, you are losing an opportunity that could help shape the person you wish to become. This could then make you regret your decision to do turn down that event, making you pile up the list of regrets that you have, and over a period of a lifetime, those regrets can add up substantially and all of a sudden your life could have been a question of “what could it have been?”.

Be adventurous, be willing to take on new ideas, consider yourself a risk taker at times. Don’t follow the path taken by others, and more importantly don’t let others make you to take on their chosen path. Surround yourself with those people that share a positive outlook on life, the last thing you want for your own personal happiness is to surround yourself with negative people, these are the toxic people who will want to lead you down their path, instead of chasing your desire to create your own path towards your ideal level of success that you have set out.

Take your opportunities when you can, live life to the fullest without any regrets.

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Turning Failure Into Success

I think we could all agree together that we have all witnessed failure at some point in our lives, the enormity of failure may differ between person to be person, but the point is, failure is seen by everyone. However, a lot of us see failure from a negative perspective and that’s totally normal, we have grown up to think failure is bad and our reactions of failure are a result of our thoughts. We need to treat failure as ‘evolutionary’, the underlying message behind all of this is that it helps us grow, mature and find the meaning behind our lives the way we want to see it personally. You’d think someone is crazy if they were to tell you “failure is the secret to success”.

Generally, before anyone succeeds in their life endeavours, they will have come across some sort of failure along the way, and if they haven’t run into failure, then their personality will often depict this, they will have a lot of self confidence about themselves and be quite arrogant amongst others. Failure allows us to improve as people, it allows us to become more and more appreciative of our successes when we do experience it. There are a few ways that can help you turn your failures into success stories.

Why did you fail? As we are striving towards success in whatever way that is, as we have stated we are going to come across some failures. It is up to us as individuals to think to ourselves, “how badly do we want to achieve this goal?”. After you think about this question for a while and come back with a positive answer, then it shows to you that you are determined to reach the desired amount of success, and any failure will be treated just as a small bump in the road.

Learn from your mistakes. When we do run into failure, its important that we don’t shy away from this event, as most people tend to ignore failure, which is totally fine. However, a more positive way to look at failure, is by accepting it and learning from our mistakes. By acknowledging our mistakes, we can only do better in the future, hoping the same mistakes don’t occur again.

Persistence. Being consistent and persistent of your actions is a vital part in turning your failures into success. Being brought down by failures, but your ability to get back up again and keep doing the things you have been doing is what ultimately brings you to your success. Persistence is something that is highly undervalued I believe, a lot of us tend to fall to our knees easily and quickly, and from this we simply give up. Its important to see the positive side of everything, and if you are truly determined to reach your end goal then these failures will seem like nothing, and you will continue to persist with your efforts in order to reach your dream.

Change your outlook on the failures, they are the key to your success.

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Persistence Is Key To Your Success

How often have you given up on something? Was your desired outcome simply too hard to achieve, or were you expecting the results to come a lot sooner than you thought? All of these are common reasons why we give up on things. However, a lot of people who do in fact give up easily and are a little too lazy in reaching their dreams of success often don’t possess the ability of persistence. The idea of persistence is the ultimate attribute any individual can have in order to achieve success, unfortunately in life there is no such substitute for this notion. We have all discovered that life can throw many curve balls at you throughout your lifetime, and those who don’t show signs of persistence will often be the ones who come crashing down as a result of life’s challenges. Success doesn’t come to anyone easily these days, it requires determination, passion, and persistence.

There are a number of reasons that exist today that prove to us that preaching the idea of persistence and incorporating this idea into our lives will become severely beneficial for us. Firstly, persistence makes you an expert, since persistence is often associated with time, because we will be doing something over an extended period of time, we will gradually become better at whatever we are trying to do, turning you into an expert. Secondly, it shows signs to other people as well as yourself that you are being ambitious of your success dreams. Typically, those people who consider themselves as being highly ambitious are the ones who will also generally possess the idea of persistence. Lastly, by conforming to the idea of persistence, it will begin to teach you to appreciate the value of success. It will teach you that success is far from easy to come by, and the time period is rather unknown until you feel that sense of success in your life, but once you do feel that sensation, then you will become a lot more appreciative of the work you have done to get yourself in that particular position.

When we talk about sport, persistence and patience is one of the major contributors to success, especially when we look at someone who is trying to find their way out on to the professional circuit. However, speaking from experience, the sport of golf definitely requires the notion of persistence of anyone willing to play the sport for a living. It’s a lonely road sometimes, feeling lost is definitely most professional golfers have experienced at some point in their careers. It is those people who shows signs of persistence and determination early on in their career that will eventually come out with the greatest amount’s of success.

Look at Phil Mickelson for example, Mickelson will go down as one of the greatest golfers of all time, however, depending on how we look at it, he was quite fortunate/unfortunate playing in his prime against probably the greatest golfer of all time, Tiger Woods. Mickelson may have achieved more success if it wasn’t for Tiger, however, he chose to look at it from more of a positive perspective. Mickelson’s persistence and love for the game allowed him the status he possesses now and thanks Tiger for pushing himself that little bit further to be that bit better and therefore wouldn’t have had the career he has been able to have.

Be persistent, success could be right around the corner.

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