3 Things to Help you Meet Your Potential
Every one of us is worried about maximizing our potential. But my question for you is, how do you even know if you’re getting close?
We’ve been dealing with it since we were kids in school. “David needs to reach his potential.” But the question is, how do you even know if you’re getting close? Your potential is the absolute best you can do with the skill set you possess to show that you utilize all the tools you use to achieve success. This concept applies whether it be in your career, in a sport, or an extracurricular activity. We are all pressured to reach our potential. There are a couple of things I want you to think about today that will help you understand just how far away you are.
Number one, if you’re getting close to achieving your potential, you are uncomfortable more than you are comfortable. Suppose you’re pushing the boundaries of your own skillset, and you’re trying to be the absolute best that you can be. In that case, you have to put yourself in uncomfortable situations to expand your skill set and ability to succeed.
Get Some Losses
The second thing that you need to do is you need to lose. If you’re not losing, you’re not pushing yourself as hard as you can. You have to beat the best to be the best. And that means you’re going to have to lose sometimes to learn from that and push yourself forward. If you’re not uncomfortable, and you’re not losing at least a little bit, then you’re probably not getting close to your potential.
The third thing you can do is have accountability partners or an accountability partner, and they can sit back. They can give you an objective view of what’s going on in your life, your career, whatever it is you want them to provide you with feedback on, but having an unbiased third party that tells you, “No, you need to do this. You need to do this.” Whatever they can give you in terms of feedback to help you reach that potential is priceless.
Those are just three things of many, but I absolutely implore you that if you’re not uncomfortable, if you don’t have accountability partners, and you’re not getting your butt kicked at least once or twice a month, you got a lot of work to do to push yourself to the next level. And until you do, never going to kill it in commercial insurance.