Who doesn’t want to expand their potential as much as possible?
Whether you’re just a private individual who wants to have a good time and to accumulate a broad selection of uplifting and fun memories and experiences, or whether you’re an entrepreneur who wants to have the best possible chance of making a success of a particular business venture, finding ways to get the most out of everyday life — and to be the best version of yourself that you can — is extremely important.
Many approaches to expanding and maximising your potential are quite conventional and easy to grasp at first glance. Things like working harder at your current job, networking effectively in a professional context, and undertaking additional training or qualifications in a given domain.
At the same time, though, there are plenty of unconventional ways of expanding your potential everyday, that you likely won’t find written about too often in productivity-focused success guides.
Here are a few unconventional ways of enhancing your potential that, you can integrate into your everyday life.
Rest and relax more (and better)
When all is said and done, everyone likes to relax and take it easy from time to time, whether by reaching for a doob tube, or by spending some time curled up in bed with a good book, or watching a fun show or film.
While it’s certainly possible to spend too much time lounging around, it’s also the case that not relaxing enough — and not being able to properly “unwind” during your downtime — can end up negatively impacting your potential in life.
It’s during our downtime that we recharge and rejuvenate ourselves, that we enjoy a more lighthearted and fun outlook and approach to daily life, and that we form a more balanced sense of who we are, and what our dreams are.
If you’re working around the clock and are constantly exhausted, taking more time off and practicing relaxation techniques to get you more “into the moment” can have a very positive impact.
Get out of your own head
Things like “potential” and especially “productivity” tend to be associated intimately with churning thoughts, and with the ability to plan, problem solve, and calculate.
While all of these skills are certainly important, it remains the case that one of the things that most often gets in the way of people expanding and achieving their potential is their own thoughts.
Whether you fail to take action because you’ve talked yourself into a state of panic or demoralisation, or lose flexibility because you’re talked yourself into a state of manic hyper-focus, being too stuck in your own head can be very detrimental.
Getting out of your own head, perhaps via things like meditation, can make you much more dynamic.
Be more physically active
Physical activity doesn’t just help your potential in terms of enhancing your strength and fitness — it also helps to cultivate a more energetic approach to everyday life.
Regular physical activity is associated with greater levels of hope and positive emotion, and a more proactive and confident approach to everyday life.
By simply moving more, and being less sedentary, you can significantly enhance your potential.
Author - Chris
Author, Editor, Creator of Learn Develop Live