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Overwhelming Brutal Truths You Must Accept to Unlock Your Potential

Everyone has a point of view

An opinion is based on someone else's experience of the world that may not be the same as yours.

It's nice to hear opinions and feedback but don't let them hold you back.

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We all feel like quitting

The moment you stop feeling like you are the only one who has ever wanted to give up, your mind finds it easier to keep going.

That's why reading books and watching videos of people who have wanted to give up is so helpful. It helps us realise that not giving in is where growth and success lies.

We are preoccupied with our own struggles

It's easy to think that the whole world is watching your every move and listening to your every word.

That is not the case. That everyday struggle we all experience takes most of our attention, meaning we don't have time or energy to look if you made a mistake.

Everyone has a point of view

An opinion is based on someone else's experience of the world that may not be the same as yours.

It's nice to hear opinions and feedback but don't let them hold you back.

Discomfort allows you to grow

Only seeking comfort and avoiding discomfort is guarding you against unlocking your potential. Uncomfortable situations force you to grow.

It's okay to experience comfort at some level, whether it is a warm house, a glass of wine, or a movie.

Standing ovations are uncommon

Most of the work you do in life will fail or go unnoticed. That is fine.

Focus on getting enjoyment and meaning from your work. If you get praised, it will be an added bonus.

Selflessness compounds your potential

You can only go so far when you live from a place of selfishness.

Turning your focus outward creates a different type of potential. Becoming selfless creates teachers, coaches, mentors, advisors, parents, and builds a buffer against inevitable rejections and failures.

Time goes faster than you realize

You have probably thrown away some of your time, but not your whole life. Unlock more of your potential by taking hold of the time you do have.

Unlocking your potential takes time. Wasting time is very easy to do, and we are all guilty of it.

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Not Asking for Help

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  • Thinking you have more in common with the person you're dating than you actually do;
  • Being in a relationship just to avoid loneliness;
  • Staying in a relationship only out of fear of losing the person.

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Dwelling on Your Mistakes

Learning from your mistakes is one thing. Dwelling on them wastes your time, diminishes your confidence, and keeps you from getting on with your life.

Dwelling makes you feel like a failure. When you feel like a failure, it’s easy to tell yourself there’s no point in trying, because you already suck.

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