How to fulfill your Potential

Hey Wild & Free Spirits!

If you feel like you have all this potential brewing inside you waiting to be tapped—like a delicious craft beer—then pour yourself a tall one and kick back because this is for you.

Here's the truth: Your potential is limitless.

Let that sink in for a second.

Your potential is limitless.

There's no way you can possibly ever reach your FULL potential because each time you do something new you grow, expand and achieve a new "level" of being, which goes on and on throughout the course of your life.

Think of your potential as a cycle:

When you pursue something new, different, challenging or unfamiliar, you undergo a process of growth, learning and expansion to adapt to the experience. Once you've acclimated and the new way of being, thinking or doing has integrated into your life, then you're ready for the next new adventure, challenge or experience.

The process can go on and on and on throughout your lifetime because every time you experience something new you evolve and transform.

At this point, you may be asking yourself, "Well, Anna, if my potential is limitless like you say it is, then how the hell can I possibly ever fulfill it?!"

I'm so glad you asked...

Imagine your potential is a glass of water that always refills itself. It never runs out.

You drink from it (the glass) because you're thirsty and the water keeps you hydrated.

The point is not to drain all the water from the glass—the point is to stay hydrated.

Let's related that back to your potential.

Your potential is limitless and infinite, yes. BUT, the point in life is not to completely tap or drain your potential. The point is to keep doing the things that bring you to life! Just like water keeps you alive, hydrates your body and quenches your thirst, doing things that nurture your soul, ignite your spirit, pique your curiosity and satisfy your cravings will fulfill your potential. 

The point in life is to develop a mindful and deliberate practice of doing things that contribute to your growth, expansion and evolution as a human being.

The biological definition of a LIVING organism says that it is distinguished by the capacity to GROW!

You are a living organism!

You have an infinite capacity to grow mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Which means, it's vital for your personal fulfillment to continue to grow throughout the course of your life. If you're not growing, then you're not living technically and you're basically walking around like a zombie merely existing.

Don't be a zombie! Choose life!

Choose a career that contributes to your steady growth and evolution as a human being. If you find yourself stuck in a routine job and you're tired of just going through the motions in life, sip on these questions:

1. What do/can you do that makes you feel amazing?

2. What makes you feel good about yourself?

3. What nurtures your soul? (Meaning, what fills you with a sense of purpose and contentment).

4. What challenges you to venture outside your comfort zone and grow?

Once you have the answers to these questions, it's time to take action and start practicing those activities consistently to tap into your potential.

-Anna

How to find your Purpose in life

Hey Wild & Free Spirits!

In last week's blog, I talked about finding your passion and described passion as the "spark of inspiration and excitement that compels you to do, be or create amazing things with your life." passion quite often can lead you to your purpose. If passion is the excitement for what you do, then purpose is your conviction.

If you want to find a career that gives you a sense of purpose, it starts with figuring out what you BELIEVE in.

You have to believe in what you're doing with every fiber of your being.

As a purpose-driven person, every job I've had has been because I believed in the mission, vision and work. When I do something, I commit to it wholeheartedly because I deeply care about the work I do, the people I work with and the people my work serves. 

There's nothing half-ass about my work ethic.

Which is exactly why I became a Coach—because I believe you have a profound purpose. I believe you can profit from you passion and create a life that energizes you instead of draining you.

My unwavering belief in what I do—my conviction for what I do—has fueled the fire in my belly and sustained it. If you don't care about what you're doing and you don't believe in it, then why bother doing it at all?

What's the point?

If you're currently in a position doing work you don't care about, rather than just sticking it out for the money, why not think about what you DO care about and ways you can pursue that. At this point, you have nothing to lose.

If you want to find a career that gives you a sense of purpose, ask yourself these questions:

1. What do you care about?

2. What do you believe in?

When you connect the answer to these questions to your answers from last week about your passion, you're one step closer to a career and life that sets your soul on fire!

-Anna