If You Don’t Reach Your Full Potential, You’re Going to Have Regrets

When on their death bed, people don’t regret the things they did, they regret all of the things they didn’t do.

Something a lot of people ask me is; “what gets you out of the bed in the morning? Where do you find your motivation? What keeps you going?”

I think what drives me is one of my biggest fears. This is the fear of wasted potential.

Potential

I’ve always known I was different. Everything came to me so much easier and I always felt like I had a bigger purpose.

We all play a certain role in this life. We all have our own talents and bring something special to the table.

But to play your role you need to be your best self.

Becoming Your Best Self

The thing that gets me out of bed in the morning is knowing I can do something that will make me better than yesterday. When you accomplish this it is so rewarding and really gives your life meaning.

You should always strive to be better than you were yesterday. This one thing can be very minuscule, but it doesn’t matter as long as it’s a step in the right direction.

The Big Question

To help me stay on track I always ask myself this one question: “Is this thing that I’m doing helping me create the life I want for myself?”

If the thing is beneficial than I do it. But if the thing is detrimental to me trying to reach my full potential than I just stop doing it and move on and find something better to do.

For example; eating a cookie can feel really good in the moment and bring temporary happiness. But this cookie will not help you in the long run. It will cause you to be unhealthy, but most importantly it will damage your willpower.

When you give in to one pleasurable thing you weaken your will to say no to things that are detrimental to your well-being.

Living Your Best Possible Life

When people are laying on their death bed they won’t be thinking about all the hours they worked and all the money they made and all the things they bought.

They will be thinking about all the good memories. All the things that gave their lives true meaning.

When on their death bed, people don’t regret the things they did, they regret all of the things they didn’t do.

How to Create This Life

You have to take everything one day at a time. Do whatever you can to make this the best day possible; do this everyday and before you know it you will be living an amazing life.

When you look down the road it can be very discouraging. But when you take it day by day you will see the results quicker than you thought possible.

To build a wall you must lay one brick at a time; soon it will all come together.

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