By Augustin Okoronkwo, January 26, 2019, article/comments
Life is meant to be lived on daily discovery. The more we can find out more about ourselves, our abilities, capabilities and strengths, the better life we can have and experience here on earth. But quite unfortunately, so many person have not known, discovered or found out who they are, what they are meant to do, why they exist and how much gift they possess and this is the root of all their confusions and frustrations in life. Until you discover yourself you can never be able to live a happy and fulfilled life here on earth.
WHAT IS POTENTIAL
Potential is something that is inherent in you that is naturally given to you to enable you achieve your purpose here on earth. They are your work tools here on earth. They are your raw material(s) that can be transformed into money spinning benefit.
For instance, an orange is characterized by not just a seed, but multiple seeds. Basically, if all things being equal, the seeds are potential trees. Again, if an orange contains 15 seeds, it holds that we have 15 potential trees and these 15 trees will produce fruits with seeds. The trend goes on and on. It simply means that one orange has great potentials of generations of seeds and trees.
In the same vein, you are endowed with lots of potentials that can make you live an exceptional life because it works by the multiplier effect. Psychologists have found out that each individual is born with about 700 different abilities and potentials. So no one of us is allowed or excused to fail. Your potential is closely related with your passion and purpose. Your potential is what you do effortlessly without stress. It is the thing you do passionately and joyfully without being paid.
#PURPOSE# is the reason why a thing is created, it is the original intent why a thing is in existence. For you to achieve your purpose of existence, you need to discover your potential.
Potential is indeed a rider to your purpose. Sincerely, if you don’t discover, you can’t recover. A sick individual can never recover if the doctor do not diagnose to discover what is
Responsible for his illness. #DISCOVERY# is highly important for you to be branded and not stranded.
Geoscientist spends millions of naira to acquire sophisticated equipment to discover minerals beneath the earth surface. You can never recover from mediocrity, total dependence on peeps, a poverty-stricken life, if you don’t discover your potentials. Someone opined “Potential is the credential that makes one essential and influential in life”. Brain Tracy quipped, “The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibility waiting to be released and channeled towards some great good.”
Everyone is equipped with potentials just like the orange that has many seeds to do exploit, touch lives and also to live a life devoid of poverty. Your potential might be singing, artistry, writing etc. it is said that the graveyard is indeed the wealthiest place on earth.
It is filled with books that were never written, songs that were never sang, inventions that never saw the light of day. They were those who failed to discover their potentials. However, potential is just like raw materials that needs to be worked upon, refined and polished.
Gold can’t be gold if it didn’t pass through fire. Crude oil will never roll in billions of naira if it
Remained as crude and didn’t undergo further processing. It is instructive to note that those superstars in all works of life took the pain to look inwards to discover their distinct potential and also worked on it. This is why they flood the pages of the newspapers and our television screens.
Indeed, the world has gone beyond credentials, potentials paves the way.
#Summary On How To Discover Your Potential:
1. What is that thing you do effortlessly?
2. What is that thing you do uniquely that people commend you for?
3. What is that thing that you cannot do without doing for two days?
4. What is that thing that you enjoy doing even without being paid?
5. With what do you influence people easily?
The only way you can get value out of your exceptional potential is to package and
Commercialize it. Packaging and commercializing your potential increases value. For your potentials to gain relevance and for the best to be show-cased, you need to commercialize it. It is said that people do not value what they didn’t pay for. But let money not be your motivation but rather the desire to make someone better and to add value to lives.
Furthermore, financial encouragement is indeed needed for the potential to get better.
Remember, your gifts and potentials are given to you to service humanity and to establish and extend the Kingdom of God here on earth. And don’t forget that what you have is a gift from God. But what you do with what you have is a gift to God and humanity. Deploy yourself wisely and timely.
Augustine Okoronkwo is an inspirational speaker and director, MR.C Transformation Network International ( firstname.lastname@example.org, 08127777618)