5 Ways To Identify Your Potential In Life
"What am I meant to do in life?"
"What's my ultimate potential?"
"I know I have more to offer, but I don't know what."
"I feel totally confused in my life. Where do I start?"
Identifying your potential in life is important to your overall happiness and feeling of fulfillment in life. Discovering what makes you tick is integral to identifying your own potential.
Knowing what you're good at and what you want to do in life will make your life more satisfying and fulfilling.
Don't underestimate it.
If you're struggling to figure out your strengths and ability to accomplish things, it can be helpful to take some time to get in touch with your own potential.
Consider these questions and suggestions to help you identify your potential:
What do you love to do?
Write it all down. Include tasks such as "make my car shine" as well as activities like "complete a 10-page quarterly report on my project at work."
Listen to what others say about you.
Although you'll have your own concept of who you are and what you're good at, paying attention to what others say to you about you will offer insight into some of your talents and skills you might not have considered.
What do others say about you? What can you learn from it?
What is your dream career?
Throughout life, you've perhaps thought about more than one or two careers you'd enjoy. Maybe as a child, you wanted to be a doctor. During your adolescent years, you loved archeology and thought you'd go in to a related career. But now, you're an adult in the working world. Is this the job you truly want?
Surround yourself with people you love.
People whom you love and who love you inspire you to go for what you want in life. They nurture, support, and encourage you.
Who's on your list?
Can you find a mentor?
A mentor is someone who'll help you cultivate your greatest joy, interest or talent. They're usually a person who excels in the area that you're interested in pursuing. An effective mentor can help you identify and even fulfill your potential.
What are your greatest joys, interests and talents? Who do you look up to that can nurture it?
Once you know what you love to do, you'll be closer to identifying your potential in life. Also, being in touch with your own strengths and having supportive people, including a mentor, around you will help.
Focus on discovering your own potential to create the life you desire.