Find Your Wings and Use Them to Reach Your Potential
We all have wings, but sometimes they are so hidden that they can be hard to find. Though some people are aware they have wings, they hide them for fear that they will be clipped. There are also those who are convinced that their wings have already been clipped…But we all have potential we must learn to release.
Our wings are there, ready to take flight when we are ready. It is our fear of flying that confuses us, and not the certainty that we cannot do it that holds us back. Our fears will bind our ability to grow and weaken our capacities.
We all have potential to explore
To reach your potential, it’s not a matter of being in the right place at the right time. You need to create your time and find your place, open your wings and find them.
However, many doubt whether they truly have something to offer. Each individual has their own potential and you need to seek the opportunity to develop it.
But do not fool yourself. The idea that you can be whatever and whoever you want to be is a trap. We each have different abilities, talents and potentials. The only thing that is certain is that you can always give more, be more and get more.
The trap of being whoever you want to be
Believing that we can all be whoever we choose is a trap that many obsess over. The real secret to continued growth is much more interesting. In fact, falling into that very trap is what blocks our personal fulfillment.
To achieve it, you must develop a sense of who you are so you can focus on the areas where you innately have more opportunities, doing something you truly enjoy, above family or social impositions. You do not know how far you can get with what you have, if you do not know what you have.
How to discover your specific potential
Reaching your full potential requires you to find your way, listen to yourself, learn your limits and overcome your limitations, among many other things.
Figure out which path to take
Instead of declaring that you want to reach your full potential, what you must do is find the direction from which it will come, find your way out and be specific.
“Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.”
Don’t seek out other people’s opinions
Forget what other people see as impressive or great, or what they think they should you should achieve. Focus on what you really wish to do and have the potential to achieve.
Do not allow the opinions of others to limit you, nor allow yourself to get carried away by what they would do in your place. It’s your time, it’s your life, it’s your decision. And remember that you can always go a little further.
Push the boundaries
It is not only your personal potential which you must take into account, but also that of the situation. Every situation has the potential to help you move forward. Play with ideas, push boundaries and go a little further.
“The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.”
-Arthur C. Clarke
Clear the path so your potential may grow
We all have basic needs. If these needs are not met, we will focus all of our energy and attention on them. But we also have emotional needs that may be harder to identify.
Locate these emotional needs that are basic for you and look for ways to satisfy them, so as to not limit yourself. By following these steps, you will be able to clear the way and obtain the energy to take flight.
Identify your fears, be aware of them, and remove from your life that is toxic, binding and stagnant.
Your potential can be infinite
People talk about “reaching their potential”, but how many people tell you that they have, in fact, done so? Nobody can do that, because potential extends as it develops.
“You were born with potential.
You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.
You were born with wings.
You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.
You have wings.
Learn to use them and fly.”