There is in every human currently, the unfulfilled capacity to improve, develop, and achieve impressive feats. Did you know that the most unexploited location on earth is not the deep seas or the thick forests yet to be penetrated? That exploratory area rests under every man’s hat. You will be stunned by the massive amount of resources that lie untouched in humans. A research revealed that, one human being has enough nuclear energy to bring down a whole city. However it is interesting to know that the most important resources on earth today are human resources. Scientists can forecast the depletion point of natural resources, but there is no prediction to the limit of the human resource. Natural resources deplete with time as opposed to the human resource which gets better with experience. No human is utterly useless; no sensible person is a waste even though some people can’t see and exploit the value in them. Everyone has something to offer because no singular person has it all and nobody lacks it all.
There is something between your ears yet to be discovered and developed. Many have died without discovering the hidden treasures within them, there are many great names that have passed on without attaining their full potential, without covering the grounds assigned to them. A writer wrote; ‘the richest place on earth is the cemetery…’ you might wonder at that statement but don’t let your heart be troubled; for only at the cemetery will you find those who died with enormous potential in them, unexploited. They walked through the sand of time without knowing they had in them, great untapped potential to accomplish enormous feats. Today, not a lot of people care about digging deep to bring out the giant in them, a lot of people just want to get on with the life and survive. However, to be effective and resourceful you need to do more than survive. With hard work and discipline powered by information and determination you need to break through the hard shell of average living. In every man there is a seed of greatness. And for every great man that had been, there was in him a craving for self discovery, discipline and self improvement.
#1 Realize you: self actualization begins with self realization. Life begins a new when one wakes up to the realization of oneself. Lots of people come to realization when they are forced to a tight corner; others achieve that in the process of soul searching meditation, as they seek to achieve personal development. However, in which ever way you choose, the decision is yours to make. I will liken living to dreaming, where unbelievable things happen but tangible things can only be achieved when you wake up to the real thing. Dreaming will continue indefinitely until something causes a wake up, likewise some situations will continue until we wake up to realize what is not happening. That wake up to actualization begins with self and purpose realization. The sooner you realize you are not standing the better prepared and informed you are for the rising.
#2 Discover purpose: everyone was made to fulfill a purpose and everything has its purpose. It’s your sole responsibility to discover and work on the portion that is assigned to you. Set your mind to reason on vital issues and the required answers will grace your understanding. Take time out from all the distraction and reflect on your purpose of living and you will gain a sense of focus and direction in it.
#3 Maximize your potential: each human has in him enough potential, not just to sustain him through life but to help him live an outstanding, fulfilled and highly effective life; if he so determines. To remain effective in this ever advancing civilization, you must learn to adapt personal education and training, while acquainting yourself with the trends hence being flexible and effective amid change. If you have not read the article “The Secretes Of Growth And Personal Development”, please do; it will help you learn certain skills to capitalize on your potential and develop with each passing day.
“It is not too hard to achieve, when you know your purpose.”
Since the fall of man, his course has altered from occupying, dominating, and multiplying; to essentially striving for survival. This struggle for survival has resulted to a swing in the prime pursuit, purpose and fundamental focus of man. Therefore man must strive not just to stay alive but also to realize himself, discover his purpose, make the most of his potential and fulfill his ultimate mandate.