What would it really be like to live our fullest potential?
What blocked the best ‘us’ to begin with?
How can we liberate the potential that became stymied?
Knowing we’re living less than we are, is a source of frustration for so many. And yet, we’re so rarely able to identify and unlock the shackles which hold us back. If we look outside of ourselves for the answers, we’ll never fully reawaken that latent potential. The answers aren’t there. They’re not in our circumstances, our relationships, our wealth. The keys which imprisoned our best, and which can liberate it once again, are inside us. They’re in the form of our conditioning and our programming. And our programming determines our experience.
It can be difficult to see because it’s our ‘normal’. It’s our accepted worldview. It’s intricately enmeshed with our (very malleable) identity.
So, we can approach this backwards. What would it really be like to live to our potential? Imagine this. How would we feel? What would we do differently? How would we interact with others? How would we interact with ourselves? How would we feel about ourselves?
This isn’t some whimsical exercise of fantasy. The imagination is an extraordinarily powerful tool for personal freedom and change. Try asking yourself: “What would I believe about myself, if I were living to my fullest potential?” What beliefs about yourself would you need to change, in order to be your best?
Please understand, I’m not talking about battling and forcing. I’m coming from the understanding that we are enough, exactly as we are. We are extraordinary, just as we are. It’s just that the layers of negative conditioning which we all have, irrelevant of how good or bad our upbringing was, prevent us from relaxing and enjoying the truth of who or what we really are.
Consider the top 100 tennis player whose fear of failure prevents them from representing their fullest potential.
Consider the highly trained pianist who believes they are never enough.
Consider the artist who fears public opinion and scrutiny.
Those fears, sabotaging beliefs and doubts are programmes. They’re not the truth. They’re the keys which locked away your potential, and in reprogramming them you have the keys in your hand which can, once again, liberate it.
How? Start with your imagination.
How would it feel to live my best?
What would I believe about me, to live my best?
What do I need to change in the way I view the world, in order to live my best life?