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How Well Are You Realizing Your Ultimate Potential?

Ten things you can do in the next 10 days to live up to your potential
By Kimberley Jace

How are you progressing in life? Are you in control, or do you feel life is just “happening” to you?

Maybe you thought that by now you’d be famous, or at least wealthy. But our childhood dreams only come true if we make them true.

Maybe you have accomplished much, but you secretly feel you could do more or be more. And you don’t know what’s holding you back.

Here’s something to consider: You’ve already achieved everything you really believe you can. Change what you believe, and you can achieve so much more.

Examining your own beliefs about your true potential – and then working to expand those beliefs so they include even greater success – is the easiest way to raise the bar. In fact, it’s the only way.

In Achieving Personal Growth and Realizing My Potential from Ultimate Destiny Enterprises, you’ll find a self-assessment quiz that reveals your underlying attitudes about how much you’ve grown as a person and how much you might yet grow. You’ll also find material to help you understand the results, and references to the books that really make a difference – books that teach you not how to be a better person, but how to focus your thoughts so you can become the BEST person you possibly can.

If you’re not making a beeline toward recognizing and fulfilling your potential, here are 10 things you can do in the next 10 days to take the first steps toward personal growth and achievement.

Read one item from this list each day and work on incorporating it into your life. As you add new skills, don’t forget to keep up the lessons from the earlier days. These are subtle but important changes in perspective and behavior that will help you attract the prosperity you want and deserve.

1. Stop negative talk. Decide that today, and from here on, that you will never describe your potential in negative terms. Never again say, “I couldn’t possibly do this” or “My life is out of control.” Unless you actually want to limit yourself, stop sending energy to those negative concepts.

2. Visualize. Take some time to form a mental picture of yourself as someone whose life is right on track. What have you accomplished that you’re proud of? Think of someone you admire, and picture yourself in those shoes. Develop the most complete, positive picture of yourself you can, and return to that image often throughout the day.

3. Affirm. It’s not enough to just stop saying what you can’t do; you must say that you are blessed. No matter what condition you are in at this moment, you have the power to claim a better condition. When you wake up in the morning, say aloud, “I am on the right path, and growing every day.” As you drive, repeat, “I know the next step to take and I’m proud of what I’ve already done.” Before you retire at night, say aloud, “My dreams tonight will give me even more insights into my personal development.” Draw energy to that perfect vision of yourself by describing your vision in words – out loud – and often.

4. Pray. If you’re not a religious type, or not sure you believe in God, then choose your higher self, a higher power, Nature, guardian angels, or whatever you think is “out there.” Ask for help in three parts: a request, an affirmation and a thank-you. “Spirit, please help me manage my time more efficiently. I now have control over my time, money and life. Thank you, Spirit, for giving me time.”

5. Write a goal. Begin with that perfect picture of yourself from Day #2, but expand it now. See yourself doing the things that person who is actively improving his potential would do, and write those things down. “I know how my mind works, I have balance in all areas of my life, I have access to people who know how to help me.”

6. Write a plan. To get from where you are to where you want to be will require action. Figure out some of the steps on that path. Do you need to find a financial advisor? Take a personal investment class? Read a good book about finance? Choose one action plan and write down the first step. If you decide to read up on finance, the first step might be researching online for the most highly-rated books on the subject.

7. Feel grateful. It might sound counter-intuitive to be “thankful” for wealth if you’ve just filed for bankruptcy. But that attitude of gratitude will help draw abundance to you. Thank your God, or life itself, that you are now free of debt, or that you are earning a great income and your savings are growing. Imagine how grateful you will feel, and hold that feeling in your heart.

8. Forgive. This is a difficult step for many people, but it’s vital. Imagine: You will only have the level of success you wish for your worst enemy. If you now believe someone is to blame for your financial problem – a former spouse who ran up your credit cards, the business partner who cheated you – find a way to believe that they were doing the best they could do at the time. If you’ve caused your own financial problems, forgive yourself, too. You did what you knew how to do then, and now you’re learning a better way.

9. Release the past. Tied to forgiving is the idea of letting go of what was. You don’t have to be the way you’ve always been. If you used to call yourself a “poor person,” you’ve stopped that negative talk already. You’re already taking steps to take charge of your finances. Be willing to let go of the things that tied you to a life of poverty, whether it was spending habits or poor investment choices. Break the pattern and let go of the way things were before. You are born anew.

10. Let joy in. Sometimes we become so accustomed to feeling poor, we forget to appreciate times when the books are balanced. When life gives us a windfall, we cower in fear of losing it all. But to have joy in your life, you’re going to have to let yourself trust in joy, and believe you deserve it, and celebrate its arrival. Joy is always fleeting; recognize it when it comes and savor it fully. It will return more often.

After you’ve spent 10 days unlearning bad habits, learning good ones, and adding activities to your day, see if you can keep them up for another 10 days, and then perfect them in the 10 days after that. Pray, visualize and affirm every day. Watch what you say and think, and keep yourself positive. Forgive those who wrong you and feel grateful for the things that go right. Keep writing down your goals and action plans. When you catch yourself clinging to old ways, let them go. And let yourself feel good about it!

One month from today, you’ll be headed in a whole new direction – toward personal growth and increased personal potential.

Achieving Personal Growth and Realizing My Potential is one of 12 primary facets of manifesting your ultimate destiny contained in the Ultimate Destiny Success System.

Ultimate Destiny also offers training to help you determine and understand your attitudes about personal relationships, physical health, and other areas. For more information, go to http://www.UltimateDestinyUniversity.com.

How Well Are You Manifesting Your Ultimate Destiny of Realizing Your Full Potential?

Self Assessment Quiz

Complete this self-assessment survey to discover how well you are doing at fulfilling your unlimited potential. The exercises will also help you discover which of our programs would be of greatest value to you, your family and your work. Click on the number that best describes you and then calculate the subtotals in each category. The number 1 means that this pertains to you very little of the time and 5 means that this is always in your life. If a statement doesn’t apply to you, circle N/A and count it as a 3.

Achieving Personal Growth and Realizing My Potential

I score 150+ on Maslow’s Description of a Fully Actualized Person
○ NA ○ 1 ○ 2 ○ 3 ○ 4 ○ 5

I regularly invest time, energy, and resources in ongoing personal growth, training, and continuing education.
○ NA ○ 1 ○ 2 ○ 3 ○ 4 ○ 5

I am self-motivated, self-directed and I effectively manage my time and resources.
○ NA ○ 1 ○ 2 ○ 3 ○ 4 ○ 5

I enjoy balance in all areas on the Ultimate Destiny Wheel of Successful Living.
○ NA ○ 1 ○ 2 ○ 3 ○ 4 ○ 5

I’ve done the work and know whether I’m D-I-S-or C on DISC profile, what I am in Meyers-Briggs categories, what my learning style and preferences are” (etc.).
○ NA ○ 1 ○ 2 ○ 3 ○ 4 ○ 5

I’ve invested the time to learn and apply successful living skills such as: PMA, Goal Setting and Accomplishment, Self Motivation, Time and Money Mgmt, etc.
○ NA ○ 1 ○ 2 ○ 3 ○ 4 ○ 5

I am part of a Mastermind support group.
○ NA ○ 1 ○ 2 ○ 3 ○ 4 ○ 5

I have a coach.
○ NA ○ 1 ○ 2 ○ 3 ○ 4 ○ 5

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