Never stop trying to develop your true potential

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I have often written features along the lines of “what is the limit of human potential”…some have been sport related, while others have been in the business domain.

Sometimes it just takes one person to show what can be achieved…and then like a herd of sheep, others follow…Bannister running a sub 4 minute mile in 1954 is a great example…consider how that one performance changed history.

Halle Berry lived in a homeless shelter: The Oscar winning actress ran out of money when she moved to the US to become an actress. She even stayed in a homeless shelter.

Daniel Craig used to sleep outside: The Bond actor Daniel Craig has many critically acclaimed films in his kitty, but according to Hollyscoop, the actor used to sleep on park benches during his struggling days.

Oprah Winfrey was born into poverty: Winfrey was born into a poor family in Mississippi, but this didn’t stop her from winning a scholarship to Tennessee State University and becoming the first African-American TV correspondent in the state at the age of 19.

Walt Disney was unemployed for a while: He used to be the cartoonist for the school newspaper. Disney went through the jobless phase where no one hired him, and his brother had to help him out with his job search.

Celine Dion grew up in a poor family: Born the youngest in a family of 14 children, Celine Dion suffered tremendous poverty because her parents could not make ends meet to provide equally to all their children.

I could offer many more examples…people from very challenging upbringings, defying the odds to create a better life.

We get choices in life, to accept our lot, or to do something. What is the difference?
It starts with our conditioning…not allowing other people’s opinions, or our own self talk to determine what we achieve in life.

The way we think of ourselves will determine our beliefs…
Our beliefs will determine our attitudes…
Our attitudes will determine our feelings & emotions…which finally determines

Nothing worth having in life is easy, but it’s down to us! We can accept the situation that we are in…or do something about it.

We change our self-talk…hindering to helpful.
We set powerful goals which provide the motivation to succeed
We picture our future success, and replay that picture in tough times.
Sometimes it just takes one person to show what can be achieved…Will you be that person?

Always be your best version of you! 
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”
J.M. Barrie