How to Reach Your Full Potential

Lake Mead contains a few trillion gallons of water, held back by the tons of concrete that make up the Hoover Dam.

This water represents your full potential – your dreams and goals with respect to your income, relationships, fitness, health and lifestyle. The volume of it is more than you could ever imagine. However, there is a great dam holding it back from entering the valley down below.

It doesn’t have to be that way. Every person can take down the dam and flood the valley with their full potential.

FIRST, DEFINE YOUR FULL POTENTIAL

You can’t hit a target that you can’t define. Everyone has their own definition of success, and you have to define what it is for yourself.

Think about what it means to you to reach your full potential. There’s no correct answer to this. It’s deeply personal to you.

Expect your definition to change. 10 years ago, JT DeBolt’s definition of success might have involved investing in real estate and promotion in the military. It definitely would not have included speaking on stage.

THEN, TAKE THE DAM DOWN

Everyone has a dam that’s holding back their full potential from gushing into the valley below. Some have a sealed dam that lets nothing pass. Some have a slightly leaky dam and some only have remnants of a dam.

The dam represents all the limiting beliefs and the bad habits that hold you back from reaching your full potential.

In order to take it down, you have to start with a hammer. For a while, nothing will change. After a while, the water will start leaking through a pin hole. That’s the first sign.

At the end of today, you might make a hole the size of a dinner plate. Some people, with the consistency, focus, belief, follow through and self confidence, will make a hole the size of a dinner table.

It’s at this point that the water stops trickling, starts gushing and the dam collapses under the force of the water.