One of the major reasons why people are not able to achieve your potential is the fact that they never get to realize what their potential is, and the lucky ones who do get to realize their potential are never able to achieve it because they have all sorts of fear surrounding them, which prevents them from being what they are supposed to be in life.
Fear is the greatest factor that serves as a hindrance in achieving our potential. Although primarily the fear is seen and viewed from the perspective of failure, however, there are other types of fear as well, the realization of which is utmost necessary if you wish to reach your potential. Let me share with you the three different aspects of fear which you need to release in order to counter them and reach your true potential.
The Fear of Not Being Perfect:
One of the major fears that hinder greatly in reaching our potential is the fact that all our lives we try to be perfect in whatever we want to do, thus, we only do things or only go for things that we can do perfectly. We never opt for doing things in which we have the doubt of being less than perfect. Thus, when you are not committed to go out of your comfort zone, you never know what you are capable of doing. Therefore, I recommend all to just try going out of the comfort zone once in a while, if anything, it will tell you the things you can’t do, in addition to exposing your true potential to you and helping you become what you are destined to become. So, don’t try to be perfect, just do what you want to do.
Fear of Not Having the Appearance:
Another fear that prevents us from going out and reaching our true potential is the fear of not meeting the appearances. With all the social and cultural pressures, we refrain from doing things that don’t meet the expectations set by society either by our family or friends. Thus, the fear of breaking the acceptable appearance by doing what you want to do is the major hurdle in you realizing your potential. In this regard, I recommend you to not fall prey to the matter of appearances, rather you need not be fooled by appearances and think above and beyond them. When you reach your true potential, then your appearance will be the accepted one, therefore, instead of falling for the respected appearances, break through them and make your own one.
The Fear of Uncertainty:
Above all, the biggest fear that most of us face pertaining to reaching our true potential is the fact that we don’t to approach things or activities that themselves or the outcome of which seems uncertain to us. We always go for things that are certain and the ones that are uncertain make us fear and we avoid them. However, in order to realize your potential sometimes you have to go for things that seem uncertain under normal circumstances. When you attempt the uncertain and achieve success in it, you will realize that it was possible and the next time you can attempt it with certainty. Thus, you need to come out of this fear of uncertainty and try approaching and attempting the uncertain which definitely will unlock your true and hidden potential.
Now it’s Your Turn!
How did you come to realize your potential? What kind of major fears hindered in your way? How did you overcome those fears? Please share your rich experiences with us in the comments section below!