How to Realize Your Best Potential: 11 Steps

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How to Realize Your Best Potential: 11 Steps
How to Realize Your Best Potential: 11 Steps

After knowing the best potential you have, the next step is to make it happen. Although it takes planning, time, and effort, you can do it. To realize your best potential, you must commit to a process of self-development and this is not an easy thing. Do some exploration and be prepared to discover the unexpected.


Part 1 of 3: Preparing for Success

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Be Happy and Love Yourself Even when Everyone Puts You Down Step 12

Step 1. Determine the best things you have

Basically, realizing your best potential means trying to be the best person you can be. First of all, you have to define the meaning of success for yourself because everyone has different criteria for success and besides that, you also have to know yourself.

  • Write down your beliefs, strengths, and weaknesses.
  • What have I always wanted to do/achieve/finish, for example: dance, sing, write poetry, or play soccer?
  • Can I still improve in certain ways, for example by becoming a friendlier, more polite, or more assertive person?
  • Can I improve my physical condition, for example by losing weight, gaining weight, or gaining muscle?
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Set Daily Goals Step 4

Step 2. Determine the goals you want to achieve

Setting goals is an important aspect of achieving success. Research shows that by setting specific goals, many people are able to achieve what they want. Take advantage of that fact by setting short-term and long-term goals for yourself.

  • Write down all the things you dream of.
  • Read your notes again and consider carefully whether your dream is realistic enough.
  • Use positive sentences to make a statement of purpose. Instead of writing, “I don't have to worry about how I look anymore,” replace it with, “I feel confident about how I look.”
  • Set specific goals. The more specific your goals, the easier it will be for you to define success.
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Be Happy and Love Yourself Even when Everyone Puts You Down Step 15

Step 3. Work towards your goals every day

Once you've made sure that your goals are achievable and realistic, get to work. While it may take time, you must take the first steps to reach your goal.

  • Make a commitment to keep trying. Goals are more achievable if you focus on the process, rather than the end goal.
  • Remember that long-term goals are not fixed. Times and people are always changing, so your goals can change too. Don't think of goals as fixed, but give yourself a chance to grow.
  • Write down all the daily tasks you have to do to reach your goal. Do this every day consistently.

Part 2 of 3: Starting the Journey to Success

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Listen to Hardcore Punk Step 8

Step 1. Look for inspiration.

Someone, a monument, a lucky charm, or just about anything can be a source of inspiration that makes you smile every morning and is the last thing on your mind before going to bed at night. Find and appreciate what or who inspires you.

  • To find inspiration, first leave your daily routine.
  • Listen to music.
  • Enjoy the beauty of nature.
  • Bring a note to write down the inspiration that comes up so you don't forget.
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Set Daily Goals Step 2

Step 2. Set short-term targets

It will be easier for you to reach your goals if you divide them into short-term goals. This method keeps you motivated to achieve long-term goals.

  • Write short-term goals on your calendar so that you feel responsible for achieving them.
  • To form a mindset that is focused on success, first set short-term targets that are easy to achieve.
  • Once you get started, challenge yourself. Look for new challenges if your activities feel too easy. Once you get used to challenging yourself, it will become easier to make progress in achieving your goals.
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Be Self Confident Step 2

Step 3. Build self-confidence

It will be easier for you to achieve your goals if you have self-confidence. Even though faith alone is not enough, negative thoughts Certain hinder.

  • Pay attention to your appearance. Wear appropriate clothing, comb your hair, sit with an upright posture, and do regular body care.
  • Think positively. If negative thoughts appear, change them by thinking about positive things.
  • Don't compare yourself to others. Instead of just thinking about other people, focus your attention on yourself and your goals.
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Analyze Yourself Step 1

Step 4. Accept the changes

Life will continue to change when you strive to realize your best potential. You can't grow if you can't accept change.

  • Focus on the things that capable you control then do.
  • As explained above, remember that you are in the process.
  • Try to adjust to the new situation by setting new goals.
  • Open your mind to learn new things.

Part 3 of 3: Realizing Potential for the Long-Term

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Develop Self Control Step 16

Step 1. Accept failure

Disappointments and failures are normal in everyday life. Through failure, you will know the right and wrong way, recognize your abilities, and see what needs to be improved in order to achieve your goals.

  • Don't blame yourself for failing because not achieving your goals doesn't mean you've failed personally.
  • Keep trying. Forget failure after you've learned a lesson from a useless way.
  • One way to keep yourself motivated is to see failure as a learning opportunity. One failure doesn't mean you will fail the next time. Failure makes you better prepared for success.
  • Visualize the success you've had. This method helps you build the mental strength to relieve stress after a failure.
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Be Self Confident Step 8

Step 2. Ask for support

In order to overcome any addiction, obsession, or problem, try to get support from other people, perhaps from friends, family members, or reliable coworkers. You don't have to face the problem alone.

  • Share your goals with people you meet frequently.
  • People who know your goals will provide support so you feel responsible for achieving them. We sometimes lose our spirits, but the people around us can strengthen us.
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Amuse Yourself at Home Step 13

Step 3. Follow your intuition

Intuition comes from experience and conscience. While you need to be open to change, rely on the experience and knowledge you have.

  • Trust your experience, but be prepared to experience new things.
  • Intuition helps you make more informed decisions.
  • Remember that intuition and careful judgment do not contradict each other. You can use intuition as a basis for making decisions, but don't rely solely on intuition.
  • Intuition is very useful if you have to make a decision right away so you can move on to other, more important goals. Don't dwell on every decision protracted, but using intuition doesn't mean taking the decision-making process lightly.
  • While journaling, note when you feel your intuition helps you. Use the journal when you have to deal with a problem.
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Be Self Confident Step 1

Step 4. Don't give up

Realizing your best potential is a lifelong process. Even though many goals have been achieved, stay committed to developing yourself because our abilities are not static and can always be improved.

  • Take advantage of the notes you've made, even if your goals have been achieved. Take advantage of those records to keep progressing more than you ever thought possible.
  • Failure is not something absolute. Samuel Beckett wrote: “Try again. Failed again. Fail in a better way." Use that mindset to continue the struggle so that you are able to realize your best potential.


  • Love yourself. Don't expect others to respect and accept you if you don't respect and accept yourself!
  • The advice in this article serves only as a guide that needs to be adapted to each individual purpose. As explained above, each person has a different best potential. Therefore, find your best potential and try to make it happen to the best of your ability.
  • Smile and be positive. This phrase is used very often, but because the message is true. Smile at people you don't know and feel your mood improve. When walking to the office or to the market, showing a good attitude and mutual acceptance will inspire you and others.
  • Know the difference between developing your best potential and realizing it. The best potential can be developed if you already know the best potential you have and have determined how to develop it. Realizing the best potential means trying to achieve what you want as best as possible by utilizing the potential you have.

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