I like what the late Dr. Myles Munroe said: “The wealthiest place in the world is not the gold mines of South America or the oil fields of Iraq or Iran. They are not the diamond mines of South Africa or the banks of the world. The wealthiest place on the planet is just down the road. It is the cemetery. There lies buried companies that were never started, inventions that were never made, bestselling books that were never written, and masterpieces that were never painted. In the cemetery is buried the greatest treasure of untapped potential.”
The world is full of people with potential, who have never recognized what they carry and what they can achieve if they activated the potential in them. As a result, these same people have lived lives below their true potential throughout their lives.
One of the most powerful forces that undermines and drains all of your potential is the belief that you cannot do it. The thought of impossibility in your heart is what makes everything impossible to and for you.
Whenever you think something is impossible to you, your brain picks up that negative signal and distributes it to every part of your being. As a result it becomes impossible for you to achieve that very thing after that. Many of the things that look impossible become very possible the moment you start going after them.
Think about Dr. Ben Carson. What if he had accepted the label that he was a dummy simply because he failed in class? When he changed his thinking, when he decided to believe in his ability through the guidance of his mother, everything about him changed.
The first step to realizing your bright destiny and in achieving your dream is to believe that you have the potential to become great in life, that there is an innate ability in you to achieve the plans, goals and dreams that have been laid inside of you.
From today, stop looking to yourself as being unable and start recognizing that all you need to succeed is already installed in you. Remember, on your journey to the top, you have all that it takes to get there.