Today I am going to share a personal development technique that I’ve recently learned about and have found to be life changing. It’s a way that allows us to unlock our true full potential.
So often we limit ourselves with our thinking, our beliefs, our expectations, and how we think others will perceive us.
We even limit ourselves when we think about or focus on what we should be or how we wish we were. We even deceive ourselves into thinking that we are doing ourselves a service by thinking about our ideal selves.
What we believe to be our ideal self may not even be our true ideal self, more than likely it is an image that we have based on our perceived failures and shortcomings and what others have expressed to us. Some of what we perceive as failures and shortcomings are actually not.
The Key to Unlocking Your Potential
The key to unlocking our full potential is actually very simple, in fact it looks too simple and sounds like it would not work at all. If you give it a real try you will find that it holds a lot of power and leaves you feeling very free.
So then what is the key? The key to unlocking your full potential is awareness without judging.
What does that mean exactly? It is simply being aware of what you consider to be your failures and shortcomings without judging yourself.
For example let’s say that you just spoke badly about your friend behind his back. Suddenly you feel guilty because you feel like a lousy friend and a gossip. You don’t believe that you should act that way and you get down on yourself for not living up to your ideal image of yourself.
You’ve just judged yourself, you’ve labeled yourself, and you feel trapped and discouraged. You’ve locked yourself up rather than freed yourself to reach your full potential. You’ll probably continue to make what you view as poor choices through the day because of your current state of mind.
Instead, let’s imagine that you used awareness without judging after you spoke badly about your friend behind his back.
Rid yourself of the need to believe that there is something wrong with yourself. Just look at your action and be aware of it, don’t place and judgment on it at all. Just be aware, if you feel the need to say something you can simply say, “Isn’t that interesting?” or “Hmmmm.”
Be aware, release the judgment.
The power is that when you take away the judgment the power is taken away from what you perceive as negative. It just is what it is – “¡Que sera, sera!”
I encourage you to try this over the long weekend and see if you don’t start to see the results even before Monday arrives. If you find yourself judging yourself then just stop and be aware of that, don’t let yourself fall into a vicious cycle.
Be aware, don’t judge. Watch yourself discover your true full potential, not your idealized image of yourself. Become your best you, what you were truly meant to be!
¡Que Sera, Sera!
I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments!