Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Growing to Your Potential

Websters defines potential as this:
po·ten·tial
1 : existing in possibility : capable of development into actuality


I just love that word...POTENTIAL...it has so much in it, around it, and in front of it...In my quiet time yesteday I came across this devotional from John Maxwell...I think you will enjoy it.
...in which you shine like stars in the universe...
~Philippians 2:15 (NIV)

It's been said that our potential is God's gift to us, and what we do with it is our gift to Him. But our potential is probably our greatest untapped resource. Why? We can do anything, but we can't do everything. Many people never really dedicate themselves to their purpose in life. They become jack of all trades, master of none - rather than a jack of few trades, focused on one.

Here are four principles to put you on the road to growing toward your potential:

1. Concentrate on one main goal - Nobody ever reached their potential by scattering themselves in twenty directions. Reaching your potential requires focus.

2. Concentrate on continual improvement - Commitment to continual improvement is the key to reaching our potential. Each day you can become a little bit better than you were yesterday.

3. Forget the past - Jack Hayford, pastor of Church on the Way in Van Nuys, California, said, "We can't gain any momentum moving toward tomorrow if we are dragging the past behind us." Maybe you've made a lot os mistakes in your life, or you've had an especially difficult past. Work your way through it and move on.

4. Focus on the future - You can become better tomorrow than you are today. As the Spanish proverb says, "He who does not look ahead remains behind."

from Your Road Map For Success ~
John Maxwell

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