What is a realistic expectation for your life and what constitutes shear madness? Is there a limit to how high you should aim?
The simple answer to these questions is that you are capable of achieving anything you set your mind to; if you can think it, then it’s a realistic expectation; and you can aim as high as you wish.
We have probably all heard the “wise” saying: “the sky is the limit.” This would seem to hold a lot of wisdom at first glance. However, it implies that an individual’s potential has a limit when in actual fact; an individual’s potential is limitless.
Your most powerful asset is your mind. The answer to the question ‘what is a realistic goal and what is achievable’ is entirely up to you. If your mind can accept that something is achievable, it will find a way to attain that thing. What may be a limit for one person is a walk in the park for another. It’s all in the mindset.
Your potential as an individual, then, is unlimited. You have within you the ability to become and to achieve anything you want. Now that you understand that your potential is limitless, your next challenge is to answer the question: what do you want out of life?
Even with all the resources at your disposal, it is very likely that you would still struggle to come up with 3 goals that you are absolutely passionate about and to which you would dedicate every waking hour. Therein lies the problem – it is not your possibilities that are limited, it is your thinking!
Your vision is limited only by you. The problem is that you don’t know what you should be. It’s not your fault, really: your education has messed you up. It has taken your boundless potential and shrunk it and shaped it into a narrow title. It doesn’t matter what title has been placed on you, you need to break free from it. You are not what you do. See yourself as the truly capable human being that you are.
This requires that you look deep within and examine your mindset. Are there things you have accepted simply because everyone else seems to accept them? Have you accepted society’s standards as your own?
A word of caution: society celebrates mediocrity. Ordinary people do not like it when others get ahead. It only exposes their lack of vision and motivation. That is why mediocrity is often embraced and excellence is shunned. Being ordinary is acceptable. If you want more, there is something wrong with you.
It is not difficult to see the results others are getting from what they are doing. The good news is you don’t have to do what they are doing. Find your own way. Utilize the potential within you. Being unique is more important. Just learn to stand out from the rest.
Take a good example of a prospector, who digs out oil, they put in a lot of effort to find the perfect oil reservoir. Dig out your potential like a prospector digs for oil. The oil has always been there just waiting to be tapped. But if no one bothered to search for it and bring it to the surface it would just remain there dormant, wasting and useless.
If you do not challenge yourself to grow beyond your present circumstances, it will just waste away and be totally useless not only to you, but to the rest of humanity.
Do not rob this country of such a great resource as yourself. Utilize your potential. Be all that you can be so that when you die, you will have utilized every single drop of your being. Life is also short, very short so do not stop trying.
Marianne Williamson said – “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We often ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, smart, gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are all you can be. Go on and be it, be MORE!!
By Muthoni Wachira