Why do I need to reach my true potential? My best version. And that too, every day?
Life still carries on even if I don’t. I will still have the same challenges. Probably less if I stay under the radar.
Yet, I get up every morning and push myself. Set higher standards than yesterday.
As I was meditating this morning, the question popped in my head.
The answer hasn’t yet hit me. So I sat down to explore my thoughts on paper.
For a start, reaching my true potential is not about the destination. I don’t believe I will ever get there. Because there will always be room for improvement.
I can never BE the best version. There is no BE. I can only carry on BEING the best version in the moment. Now.
So it’s not about the goal. Or an achievement.
It’s also not about where I am today. In a lot of areas of my life, I have a lot of room to improve. Where I am today is not the best version. I don’t believe I am BEING the best version either.
Today, it’s about recognising where I am. Not about getting there. Wherever “THERE” is.
With me so far?
Not about where I am. Not about where I need to go.
That leaves everything in between. The journey.
From where I am to “THERE”. My true potential.
But as I explored above, my true potential cannot be “HAD”. I can never get to it, or BE it. I can only continue to navigate towards it.
So it must be about the journey.
And my true potential acts as my guiding star.
It’s showing me the way. Laying out the path, which I need to walk. If I get lost, I check in on my guiding star. And adjust my GPS.
By the way, this journey that I speak of. It’s my life.
The moments in my life. Each one that strings itself to another to create what looks like my life.
I care about my life. The quality of the moments that make up my life.
And if I care about my life, then I care about my journey.
I could be on the journey even without my guiding star. I would still have a life. Still have moments.
But there is a difference between existing and living.
My journey towards my guiding star is alive with potential. Possibility. Experiences. Challenges. Growth. Without these, I only exist.
As I explored these thoughts, it became clear to me that my true potential was a calling. We all have it and have heard it. I just chose to tune in and pay attention.
And as I did, it shone brighter. It illuminates my path every day. As I walk it, I experience what it would be like if I ever manage to reach it.