In the second installation of our ‘Power of Personal Development’ series, we’ll be discussing how to reach your full potential.
Have you ever heard the saying ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’? Reaching your full potential isn’t a destination but a long term journey that requires patience, determination, and resilience. It is completely doable with the right preparation and mindset.
From creating healthy habits, to setting goals, here are 5 simple steps you can take towards becoming the best version of you.
Developing a Growth Mindset
Shifting from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset can drastically improve your chances of success. But what does that actually mean?
A growth mindset is the belief that you can always grow and improve. This includes embracing the journey rather than the outcome and viewing failure as a lesson and opportunity to grow. It is all about trusting the process and believing in yourself.
Read more about growth mindsets here.
Identify Your Goals
With your newfound growth mindset now in full force, it’s now time to set your goals. What is it that you want to achieve? This could be anything in your personal or professional life. Make sure they follow the SMART method. These indicators make your goals realistic and breaks them down into small steps.
Did you know the human brain is neuroplastic? It has been scientifically proven that your brain can rewire itself and create new habits through repetition. This means no matter how far away your goals may seem, if you really discipline yourself and remain consistent, you can achieve whatever you put your mind to.
Read more about neuroplasticity here: Neuroplasticity: How Experience Changes the Brain (verywellmind.com)
Accept Failure with Grace
Failure is a normal part of everybody’s journey. It’s not pleasant to experience but it is a part of the process. Treat yourself with grace, allow time to heal, and take your mistakes as a lesson to do better in the future.
Rest and Recharge
Knowing when to stop, relax, and recharge is key to reaching your full potential. Every human needs rest. If not, you will end up with burnout.
Getting a good night’s sleep, eating balanced meals, and making time for your hobbies is essential. If reaching your full potential disturbs any of these things, it might be best to go back to the drawing board and reorganise your priorities.
How can The Women’s Organisation help?
We support women in the Liverpool city region to reach their full potential and their wider personal development. Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us on Twitter here.