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08 aug

Figuring Out How to Realize Your True Potential

JennaSmithMany people go through their careers and never actually come close to realizing their true potential. If you don’t like the idea of coasting through life and never really living, there are ways that you can improve your skills and get closer to your potential. Here are a few tips on breaking through the barriers holding you back and to become a more valuable asset.

Finding Your Strengths

If you are interested in finding your strengths, there are a few different resources that you could use to get the job done. For example, some colleges and universities have tests that you can take to determine what your strengths are. They ask you a series of questions to find out what you like and then test your skills. This type of tool can help tremendously as it tells you exactly what you’re good at.

In addition to looking at your strengths, you can also take a personality test. With a personality test, you’ll be able to see what type of personality you have, so that you can match that up with the things you’re good at. When you have a personality that lends itself to a particular career and that happens to be one of your strengths, you have a good chance to unlock your potential.

Motivating Yourself

There are many different resources that you can research about unlocking your potential. Get some books about unleashing your potential and read them. This can provide you with a basic understanding that you can use to move in the right direction. Regardless of where your strengths and weaknesses are, motivation is still arguably more important. Motivated individuals are the ones highlighting strengths, minimizing weaknesses, and never making the same mistake twice.

Developing Weaknesses

Although you definitely want to become aware of your strengths, you also need to work on developing your weaknesses. The things that you are not good at are typically holding you back from doing more. If you can at least get your weaknesses up to average skill level, they may no longer hold you back.

Regardless of whether you’re good at attorney staffing, nuclear physics or sales, it’s important to figure out what you’re really skilled at. When you figure out what you enjoy and what you are good at, you can demonstrate potential that you didn’t even know you had.

At that point, it’s no longer a chore to go to work, because you’re doing something that you’re good at and that you really enjoy on a regular basis.

Posted by Jenna Smith on August 8th, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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