No matter what anyone has told you, you have potential. We all do. It is smoldering deep inside of you, begging you to recognize it and bring it out. The key is to recognize it and use it to your advantage.
What is potential? Potential is having the ability or capability to become something in the future. This sounds simple enough. Is it simple? Absolutely!
There is no one on the great planet Earth who knows you and what you are capable of better than yourself, even when you may not believe it. That is where we get started.
Who are you? Are you a person who always strives to be the best or do you settle for second best? Do you wallow in defeat or stare it in the eye and strive to do better? Do you think highly of yourself or negatively? If something is difficult, do you take the lazy way out or fight to overcome the difficulties?
These are the cornerstones to recognizing and achieving your potential. The truth is, the only way to reach your potential is through hard work, courage and ambition. People who do not practice these traits achieve nothing.
You have to be confident about who you are and what you can do. No one achieves greatness by thinking negatively or shaming themselves for not accomplishing a goal. Only the ambitious succeeds. You have to want to succeed deep down in your soul in order to actually succeed.
You need to see the achievement as if it has already happened, even if it actually has not happened yet. Is this a mind game? Why yes it is! You have to convince your mind you can do it.