We all have ambitious goals. Whether we want our startups to achieve a certain growth rate or to obtain that promotion that we’ve been seeking for years, these goals inspire us to take certain actions. That being said, we sometimes fall short of our potential. So what can we do to release and maximize this potential so we can live the lives of our dreams? In this episode of Connection Loop, Dubb founder Ruben Dua sat down with Steven Dossou to discuss potential and how to maximize it. Insights that you will hear in this episode include the following:
Limiting beliefs can be a huge hindrance to your career. Even if you have the skills, knowledge, or experience to achieve your goals, your subconscious can prevent you from achieving your goals. Ultimately, the source of these demons is the daily experiences that we live. We need to evaluate the discussions that we are having, how we interpret the world, and our internal conversations to start addressing many of these limiting beliefs.
Potential is where we are yet to be, but where we currently are not. We are supposed to be at a certain point or destination, yet for whatever reason, we have not reached that point yet. What stops us from reaching that potential are those limiting beliefs and demons. While some people don’t reach their potential, you can substantially increase your odds by being aware of the present. This includes what you think, how you look at the world and the actions that you take toward your goals.
One way to maximize your potential is to embrace positivity in your life. As just one example, consume something positive every day. Whether it is a blog post, Twitter thread, YouTube video, or something else, ingratiating positivity into your daily routine can go a long way in protecting your mental health. Make sure to do this—even if you are already feeling positive and motivated.
In effect, releasing and maximizing your potential is all about reconditioning your mind. A big part of it is accepting the fact that you do have control over your own mind. It is malleable—so long as you are willing to work at it. It actually is quite a liberating feeling. Starting today, you can recondition your mind and get that much closer to your personal and professional goals.
Another massive way to reach your potential is to have others join you on your journey. It’s important to associate and hang out with others that are ambitious, high-striving, and positive. They can be a massive help in those inevitable moments where you are feeling down or discouraged. Make sure you are seeking out and building this community.
This is a great conversation for anyone that wants to get more out of their career. Whether you are facing a substantial setback in your career or are looking to reach the next level of your career, Steven has some important words of advice for you. Enjoy the conversation!
Steven Dossou is originally from Togo and is the co-founder of Leadership University. Leadership University aims to empower educators to inspire and equip their students with the tools for life success. Steven is also the managing director of Sail Force Catalyst, which is a personal development, empowerment, and motivational platform that focuses on how to use emotional intelligence to ignite individual and group transformation. He is also the author of a book called Be Transformed. As if that weren’t enough, Steven has an upcoming TEDx talk soon on the theme of adversity as assets.
Want to learn more from Steven about the keys to releasing and maximizing your potential?
Connection Loop is a podcast hosted by Dubb Founder, Ruben Dua. The show focuses on the stories of leaders, innovators, and friends — all in a conversational format. This show is brought to you by dubb.com.