20th Anniversary Issue What’s your potential? Before we get to that, here’s what it’s not. Potential is not your purpose. Purpose is simply something you like to do. A lot. If you do it a lot, you’ll limit a lot of other really wonderful things you could be doing. If anything, choosing a single purpose and confining yourself to it just creates a barrier to your ultimate potential. Potential is not a goal. Not even a really challenging, inspiring one. The problem with goals is that once you reach them, you just have to set another. Even if you set records, eventually, someone else will break them. Goals are just another way to limit your potential. Potential is not something that requires a mentor, coach or mastermind circle. It’s not something that requires a degree, or even multiple degrees. These are all great ways to learn, but learning is not how you reach your potential. Learning is how you enhance the experience of it. Potential is not something your parents told you was possible, or impossible, for that matter. It has nothing to do with fulfilling your family legacy or breaking free of it. It doesn’t require anyone to believe in you or even support you. In fact, your potential is not something you reach. “Reaching your potential” suggests that it is something outside you that you somehow have to earn. What, then, is potential? Here’s a hint: Potential is something you are, not something you achieve. And here’s another hint: You’re not what you think you are. You have a name, a body and roles you...
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