Potential is something that I am quite passionate about – so much that it’s even part of my company’s mission statement:
We unleash the potential of entrepreneurial ecosystems to transcend awesome.
Everyone has a next level they can reach – at any age. That is all potential is, really.
Think about it this way: you may be an “a” right now, and you want to be a “z” someday – but there are still 24 letters in the alphabet along the way there. So, how can you go from “A” to “Z”?
Choose Personal Growth
Only you can make the choice to start. You may be surrounded by a ton of people telling you that you need to do this or be that, but only you can actually make a change. Until you choose to go forward, you will be standing still.
Have a Goal
This may seem obvious, but you need to work toward something – just one thing. Your goal needs to be clearly defined; the more defined the goal, the easier to reach it.
Take baby steps
Break down your overall objective into tangible tasks. Your goal might be “Leave a Legacy”, but you will need to break that down into clear tasks that will help you reach it. (eg: Join Dating Site. Find Life Partner. Get Married. Have Children. Treat family well.)
At every step along the way, congratulate yourself for succeeding. The more successes you have, the more things you will want to do – it is a neverending cycle.
Only You Can Measure Your Success
You are the ultimate person who decides whether you are successful or not. Success starts and ends with you – so there’s really no limit to your potential for success, at any point in your life.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Is-it-still-possible-for-a-poor-person-in-their-40s-to-live-up-to-their-potential
Originally Posted On: 2015-04-03