While we all have dreams and aspirations, few of us are fully aware of our own potential. It can be hard to see the truly good and admirable traits in ourselves, just like it’s hard to see our faults. However, believing in your own potential is a crucial part of developing your self-confidence.
In order to achieve all you’re capable of you have to believe in the potential you have. It can help you to try new things, challenge yourself, and take risks that could all lead to success. I’ve come up with a few ways you can determine if you believe in your potential.
Spend Time in Self-Reflection
The first way to determine if you believe in your own potential is to spend time in self-reflection. Ask yourself what you are capable of; what are your strengths and admirable qualities. This time spent determining your potential is valuable to who you are as a person and achieving your full potential. During this time, try to focus on the following:
Focusing on these things and answering these questions will help you to identify your potential and believe in it more strongly.
Write Down What You See As Your Full Potential
Now that you’ve had time to reflect on what your potential is, you can list the qualities and skills that entails. This will help you affirm what your potential is and your belief in it. Study this list and keep it with you, being sure to look at it whenever you feel yourself doubting your potential. This will help you keep your potential in the forefront of your mind and help you to truly believe in your potential.
Prove Your Potential to Yourself
For some to truly believe in something, they need to see it. This even extends to what they believe about themselves. A great way to truly believe in your potential is to prove to yourself you have it. Act on it; challenge yourself by pushing your limits. By the way, your limits are self-imposed, so push yourself beyond what you believe you can do.
This challenge can be health-, career-, hobby-, or relationship-oriented, so long as it challenges you and forces you to showcase your full potential. Once you’ve achieved the goal you set for yourself and fully showcased your potential, you’ll not only have a well-earned sense of accomplishment and confidence, but you’ll also fully believe in your potential without doubts.
Surround Yourself with People that Believe in Your Potential
We all like to think we don’t let others affect us, but the reality is that the people around us, especially those close to us, do have an effect on us and our emotions. If those close to you doubt your potential, you’re likely to do the same. You don’t need that negative influence in your life. Instead, surround yourself with people who believe in your potential and encourage you to achieve all you can. Their positive influence will provide you with encouragement and help you to see and believe in your potential.
We all have a river of potential inside us, but few people truly recognize and believe in that potential. Believing in your own potential is an essential part of your confidence and success. If you believe you are capable of accomplishing something, you’re far more likely to actually accomplish it.
However, believing in your own potential may not come as easily for you as it does for others. It’s often something we have to work on and prove to ourselves before we believe it. I hope this helps you now and in the future to see and fully believe in your own potential.
Do you faithfully begin your day with a cup of coffee? Statistics say over 2 billion cups of coffee are consumed worldwide each day, so chances are, you're a coffee drinker. Sometimes it feels like the only way to add some pep in your step is to fill up your mug with some fresh coffee, doesn't it?
A cup of coffee isn't a bad thing, but having an arsenal of ways to boost your energy without caffeine is beneficial, so here are some ways to do just that...
1. See the sunshine
Pop open your curtains and let the sunshine light up your mood. This is especially helpful if you have seasonal affective disorder (SAD) and can help to reset your biological clock. Let the sunshine in while you get ready for work, and you’ll find you have a much sunnier disposition.
2. Try rosemary
Rosemary essential oil has been shown to help boost brain function. On top of that, it smells delightful. Diffuse rosemary frequently and allow the aroma to infuse your home to feel more positive and alert. For more info on this amazing oil, check it out here.
3. Have a protein-rich beginning
A breakfast that is rich in protein is going to give you that jumpstart you need. Protein controls your blood glucose levels so get those on an even keel before you even head out the door.
4. Turn up the music
Maybe there is something to singing in the shower while you get ready. It helps liven you up and boost your spirits all in one! Make a playlist on your phone of your favorite songs that amp you up, and listen to it during your morning routine.
5. Try the Breath of Fire
In the practice of kundalini yoga, there’s a technique called Breath of Fire. It involves taking short, fast breaths in through your nose while contracting your diaphragm. It gets your heart rate up and gets the blood flowing.
6. Drink some water
Especially in the morning, water is excellent for cleansing away toxins and waking up our organs. More water means less dehydration, something that can sap your energy fast. For even more of a boost, add lemon to your water for more flavor and a dash of vitamin C.
7. Check in with your eating habits
What we eat has a significant impact on our energy. If you tend to eat large meals that take a lot of effort to digest, you can feel weighed down and sluggish afterward. Lighten things up by eating a lighter lunch and breaking your meals up throughout the day to keep you feeling sustained.
The next time you feel like your energy is tapering off, try one of these caffeine-free ways to stimulate your mind and body and get that energy flowing! Which one are you going to try next time you need a perk up?
What's your typical way of boosting your energy?
Hit reply and let me know what you’re excited about trying for a boost of energy.
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