Sunday, February 5, 2012

Reaching Our Highest Potential

There will be some failure. There will be obstacles to the path of happiness and success. There will be times we think of giving up; but we have to persevere and continue on living a life with sense of responsibility and purpose."

Sometimes we think of being incapable of reaching our dreams and desires. It seems that we recede from our ambition to reach our destinations in life. Suddenly, we get scared and we lose the momentum of achieving better results.  However, there are times when we are at our highest peak. We have reached our goals and dreams because of our strong desire and commitment. Our faith leads us to get there—the path towards glorious success.

If life is a cycle, I must agree! — We experience how it is to be on the "peaks and valleys". Life teaches us that no matter how difficult it may seem, still we have to move forward like a cycle that keeps moving on. We have a human potential to achieve something better that we should not fear.


Perhaps one of the reasons why we do not have progress is due to lack of confidence and belief in ourselves. We fear of committing mistakes, we fear to be judged, we fear to rise up and shine.

I used to have fear of failure that I would have not tried my best in the past. I was shy then, and not able to speak my mind. I never thought that fear would have sabotage my chances of success for not giving my best. Now, I have built confidence and positive outlook in life, and it amazes me whenever I think of what my life would have been if I never decided to reform.

Some people may still be living a life full of doubts and self-criticism. It is not too late to step up from the shadow. I must believe we start to analyze our self and have the courage to give more of what we have. There is indeed a dormant positive force within us that is waiting to be tapped.


I have learned that we have to unleash our potentials. We have been gifted of a great mind to think beyond the limits—to think in an extraordinary way. There is something within us that is hidden and would be useful once we have learned to develop it. We can be someone that others would not have thought of. We can be a person who once believed that 'it is impossible'.

Possibility only happens once the result is seen. We may have been condemned and ridiculed of our wishes, and they may have doubt about our capabilities. However, people do not truly know the hidden potential that lies within us.


Anyone can unleash potentials no matter whom and what he is. We may be familiar of some real life stories of how a poor man became a CEO of a company, how a college dropped out became successful and has a massive influence or even how an uneducated man became a leader.

Educational status is not a mere factor to become who we are. It is the use of our mind power—our hidden potential. We are all capable of tapping on this potential but we have the huge responsibility to carry.

What about people in late adulthood who have discovered their abilities in artistic activities like painting, film-making or in public speaking and leading a group? It must be that they have learned to unleash their full potential. It was there hidden in their younger years, but only then they have finally make a better use of it.

If only we have the talent and the skills about something, it is now the time to improve it and make the best things possible through it. This time, you should not have more doubts and negative beliefs but must have confidence and competence.


In our pursuit to happiness, we may still encounter mistakes along the way leading to unhappiness; but we have to keep up with our hopes and high spirit. We have to learn how to live with our fullest potential.

I admit I am not perfect, and never will be; but I have the relentless desire to live what I am capable of and that enables me to move closer towards the goal I have set.

There will be some failure. There will 
be obstacles to the path of happiness and success. There will be times we think of giving up; but we have to persevere and continue on living a life with sense of responsibility and purpose.

We can be ourselves and start to light up our world unleashing our true and full potential. We deserve the best in life, and it is now the time to offer our best in return.

© 2012 Del Cusay