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Remember Your Why

Hello loves!

Today is the last and, what I personally think, is the most important part of the Unlock Your Full Potential series!

(Before we get into it, I just wanted to thank y'all for sticking with me. This series has been spaced out more than I anticipated due to life shenanigans and everything, but I had fun writing it and hope y'all were able to enjoy it as well!)

Now onto the final step of unlocking your full potential: Remember Your Why.

Why are you wanting to grow?

Why are the dreams or goals you're after important to you?

Why are you pursuing a change in life, relationships, or something else?

Why is it worth it to keep going, even when it's hard?

A lot of times when people make a plan to improve some aspect of themselves or their lives, they get bogged down in the details. When you're facing challenges, it can be hard to stay motivated or find it worth it if you've forgotten why you've set out in the first place.

For example, look at a group of med students who want to be neurosurgeons. They've chosen a super hard career path that will throw obstacles and long, sleepless nights at them. Their medical knowledge and surgical prowess will be tested in a highly stressful environment after already completing stressful and competitive schooling.

And yet, despite all this, people become neurosurgeons.

Why? Because they remind themselves of what they're working toward. Most individuals who enter the medical field, especially specialized fields, do it because they want to help people. They want to be able to improve someone's health or save a life, which is why they go through rigorous training, breakdowns, and student debt.

Students who are only in it to feed into a god complex, acquire wealth, or achieve a certain status symbol are going to have a much harder time at being a successful doctor or finishing their residency when their 'why' is something shallow.

And that's true in almost every aspect of life.

Now, of course, we can't ignore the situations where people achieve their goals and lose sight of themselves. But even then, most of those individuals didn't set out to be a miserly Scrooge, overly attention-seeking, or try to appear better than anyone else. If something like that was their only motivator to achieve success, they wouldn't have gotten very far.

It's easy to want to accomplish something for a shallow reason when the task isn't difficult. But the important things, the lasting things, come with challenges that will require a motivator far stronger than fame, money, or power.

So think about the real reason you're after that dream job. Think of the real reason you want to make a relationship work, even in the rocky parts. What is the thing you want to achieve that requires you to unleash all the potential pent up inside you?

View it through a lens of knowing your strengths to prepare for your challenges. What you're after, analyze how important or impactful it will be in regard to your whole life. Then start living each day, aware of what you're after and working hard for it, but not at the expense of letting life pass you by. And say no when you need to say it.

Take your 'why', hold it tight, and start living with your whole potential unlocked.

Love y'all!

"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do."-- Ephesians 2:10

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