Potential is a powerful word which resonates with possibility, optimism, and hope. On the flip side of the coin, unfulfilled potential is its polar opposite counterpart. Unachieved potential implies pessimism, unrealized promises, and dashed dreams. How confident are you in what you are doing NOW to avoid not living up to your potential? The good news is that your potential doesn’t have to lie forgotten in the cemetery of buried treasures.
We live in a microwave, drive-through society. We want quick fixes for everything with little effort and no sacrifice expended. We want to take a magic pill to lose 15 pounds yesterday. Quick fixes may work for a time but are rarely permanent, always come with side effects, and don’t produce lasting change.
Three simple words. Russell Wilson, quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, was asked three simple words by his father, “Why not you?” Russell embraced those words as his mantra and they have set a foundation for his life; his hard work ethic, belief system, and the use of his talents. Words are powerful and those three simple words have catapulted him to the pinnacle of his career-Russell doesn’t know how to quit because he believes, “Why not me?”
No, there is no way! Not another bad doctor’s report. First there was Epstein Barr, then Systemic Strep, Mycoplasma Pneumonia, and now this……..Lyme disease. I sat in the doctor’s office in disbelief. I had been fighting for my health for years: insomnia, chronic anxiety, mysterious joint pain, severe asthma, chronic fatigue – I was falling in and out of hopelessness. I was so tired of going to doctors, facing insurmountable medical bills, not being able to exercise, not being fully present for my kids, I rarely smiled and hardly laughed – I was too busy fighting the fear of the unknown.
The office was dimly lit but not as dim as my heart and soul was. I was on a coaching call with my mentor and business coach, Margot Wurst. I was on the verge of losing my house, my credit, my marriage and all my hopes and dreams. Margot asked me what particular coaching niche I intended to focus on for my coaching career. I was overwhelmed and exhausted but I saw an image in my mind…