Achieving greatness is a matter of mindset, action, and habit. The more you reflect on where you are and where you want to be then take action to move in that direction every day, the higher the likelihood you’ll achieve the success you desire.
In the pursuit of success in life, the potential to do great things is presently available in each and every one of us. At birth we are gifted with a unique tendency to do something spectacularly well that no one else is able to do. However this potential within us often times goes to waste as we are unable to get past the stage of just great potential.
There are many reasons as to why an individual is unable to unlock their greatest potential with the main reason being their inability to see their own potential for themselves. Many young people in the current generation spend their days wondering about their life’s purpose but are not actively putting themselves out there enough to be able to really discover their true path.
The road to success may seem like a treacherous and dangerous journey. However with the right tools and proper mindset the journey become less painful and will seem worthwhile to those who takes the road less travelled. No matter what potential an individual has or what the pursuit an individual is currently persevering, there are three cores in which every aspiring young individual must unlock before they are able to fully attain success. These three cores are the self-programming core, the self-action core, and the self-impact core.
First Core: Self-Programming
Who we are as individuals is all a product of what we believe to be true and what we believe to be false. For us to truly get to where we are going we first need to believe that success is something within our grasps instead of something only a select few are given the privilege to have. You may think that you already believe that. But if your mindset was already geared towards success the proof can already be found in the actions you choose to take every day.
What we believe and hold dear is often a reflection of the actions we take and the habits we practice every day of our lives. In order to activate the first core, the two most important habits an individual should take would be to actively experiment on new things and reflect on them post-experimentation.
This habit of constantly learning new things about yourself does not require much time or effort. It simply requires about five minutes each day for us to note on the things that we did differently today and what could be done better the next time the same situation arises. It may seem to be a hassle to always reflect on the things that we’ve done every single day, but sooner or later this habit will be so ingrained within your subconscious that it will become part of who you are.
Second Core: Self-Action
The only difference between a good idea and a great idea is in the execution. Many people would have already thought of and started developing something similar to the likes of Facebook, AirBnB, and Pokemon Go but what makes these ideas great is the steps that the founders took in making their vision a reality.
It will be difficult to produce long lasting and positive results without vision, perseverance and passion. One of these elements without the other cannot fuel the vehicle that will bring about success. These three elements within the self-action core implore an individual to better themselves by seeking out the proper knowledge, attaining the proper skill sets, and building the proper connections to gain insights. This will help them build a network that will propel their idea into becoming a sustainable solution.
One of the easiest ways to unlock the self-action core is to start by picking up a new skill regardless of your background. Skills like pitching, public speaking, negotiation and attention to details are universal skills that every successful individual possesses that have ultimately tipped the odds in their favor.
Third Core: Self- Impact
Upon unlocking the first two cores, the last and possibly the hardest core to unlock would be the self-impact core. This core implores an individual to think about themselves as so much more than just a single player in a vacuum but an ignitor of change that will spark a difference in the ecosystems and lives of people around them.
We as human beings are inherently preprogrammed to think about ourselves first and others later, to ensure that we survive above all else. Unlocking the third core would infer that we think of ways to better the environment around us by any means necessary. We do so not just because it benefits us, but because it will also better the lives of people we do not know.
Being a product of upbringing and societal circumstance, the best way to unlock the third core would be to start by solving the problems that are closest to your heart. Think of problems within your scope of influence that would need solving. Oftentimes we must first do what is necessary and possible to start doing what is impossible.
– Michael Teoh (co-author of the Potential Matrix) and his team at Thriving Talents believe that every Millennial has the potential to be effective, productive and communicative leaders. They have coached many Fortune 500 companies to develop their staff’s full potential using strategies from the Potential Matrix book.
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