Only You Know

“Don’t settle for average. Bring your best to the moment. Then, whether it fails or succeeds, at least you know you gave all you had. We need to live the best that’s in us.” ~Angela Bassett

I was having lunch with a friend the other day and we were talking about leadership. I was telling him that I love growing, but my biggest fear is that one day I’ll be capped. One day, I’ll be labeled of going as far as I could go. That thought is always in the back of my mind.

My friend paused for a moment, looked into my eyes, and said, “Bubba, I think deep down inside everyone knows whether or not they are growing to their maximum potential.”

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That statement really helped set me free. I started thinking to myself, if I am really intentional about growing to my maximum potential, giving my best to become everything God has created me to be, and I am willing to look deep inside myself and ask myself some tough questions, then there should never be a cap on my potential or yours if you’ll do the same!

A large part of growing to our maximum potential is the willingness to look inside and ask ourselves some tough questions, and do something about the answers we don’t like. Here are some questions that will help you discover if you’re on the path to continual growth or on the path to being capped.

Remember, you are the only one who will truly know if you’re doing those things or not!

  • Are you daily giving your best or are you taking short-cuts?
  • Are you growing intentionally?
  • Are you growing in the areas you need to grow in?
  • Are you consistently putting yourself in positions that stretch you to become better?
  • Can you see the things and areas in your life that if they don’t change, your potential will be limited?
  • Are you able and willing to hear about the areas you need to grow in from mentors and bosses?
  • Are you striving to go to another level? Are you learning what it takes to get to the next level? Are you willing to do what it takes to get to the next level?

I truly believe there is no limit to your potential in God.

The question is, are you willing to do what is necessary to develop that potential?

Only You Know.


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