We’re surrounded by challenges – sometimes it may be a minor illness, other times it’s something deeper and more meaningful. It helps me to understand that whatever the nature of the problem, because we are integrated beings, each dimension affects the others. Simply put, we have four dimensions: Mental, Emotional, Spiritual and Sensory (Physical). Trouble on one dimension affects the three others; if they are not in balance, using the first letter of each dimension tells us that we will have a MESS!
So, to help you to unleash your potential and avoid creating a mess, here are 10 questions to ask yourself:
1. What do I really want?
The question of the ages. So many things you want to do with your life and so little time to even go about during the day. Find something that you are good at can help realize that small step towards improvement. Diligence is the key to know that it is worth it.
2. Should I really change?
Today’s generation has taken another level of redefining ‘self’, or at least that’s what the kids are saying. If yo uwant to thrive you have to push yourself beyond your current limits. This inevitably leads to change. Are you prepared to make the necessary changes?
3. How Can I Reframe This?
With so much is happening around us there seem to be no room for even considering that light at the end of the tunnel. We can still see it as something positive without undergoing so much scrutiny. And if it’s a train at the end of the tunnel, take it for a ride and see what makes the world go round!
4. Am I Comfortable With what I’m Doing?
The need to be comfortable, to be in control, kills growth. Careers stagnate because people want to stay with what they know. Mario Andretti, the former Formula One Motor Racing World Champion put it this way: “If it feels like you have everything under control, you’re not going fast enough!”
5. Have I Done Enough for Myself?
Have you, or is there something more you want to do? Discontentment in any aspect of your life can be dangerous in large doses, but in small amountsit can help you to see and do stuff you could never imagine doing. Another aspect of this is to ask yourself how much time you’ve spent on your own development. I realised recently that I’ve neglected this for a long time; it’s a common problem for those in the “giving” industries such as consultancy!
6. Am I Completely Happy at Where I Am Today?
It’s an unfair question so let it be an answer! You love being a good and loving mom or dad to your kids, then take it up a notch! Your kids will love you forever. The same goes with everyday life!
7. Am I Happy With My Personal Image?
So maybe I don’t have an answer to that, but that doesn’t mean I can’t try it, though. Whether you shape-up, change the way you wear your clothes or hair, or even your attitude towards people, always remember it will be for your own benefit.
8. What Do I Think My Limits Are?
I suppose in this case there is no such things on having things too much or too little, but it’s more on how badly you really need it. You may like to have lots of money but the question is how much effort are you prepared to put into it?
9. What motivates me?
What motivates you? IWhat really excites you? There are so many things that can make people happy, but finding the right thing for you may be the hardest part.
10. What Really Makes You Tick?
So, what really makes you tick? You can be just about anything you always wanted to be, but tif you start off by thinking about all of the reasons you may fail is already giving up before you even start the journey. Always remember, that unleashing your full potential is about all four dimensions, otherwise you’ll end up in a MESS.