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What Potential?  01.06.2006

What Potential?

Numerous studies have pointed to the fact that we are supposed to have so much amazing potential. The trouble is: we can’t really see it, let alone believe it! Bulgarian psychotherapist and medical scientist, Lozanov, believes we only use around 10% of our true potential. Charles M Schultz believes that ‘a life is like a 10 speed bicycle: most of us have gears we never use.”

So, if we have roughly 90% unused potential, how do we use it? I wonder what you could achieve if you start utilising all the talents and skills that lie dormant within. The analogy I like to use with potential is comparing your mind to a computer. You could have the latest Pentium 5 computer, but instead you think you have a Commodore 64 (one of the first personal computers to come to the market). By not understanding how your amazing supercomputer works, you tend to just use the capabilities you know and feel comfortable with. But it (your supercomputer brain) is capable of so much more. So how can we begin to understand our capabilities more and utilise our true potential? Well, in many of the newsletters to come, I will share with many of the secrets to unlocking some of your amazing potential. You have done well to date with the resources you have at your disposal. Today, I want to lay the seed in your mind that with some better resources and understandings, you can achieve the unthinkable and unimaginable. You must believe in your capabilities for them to ever come into fruition.

The first key understanding that I want to share with you is the power of your unconscious mind. Suggestions you make via the use of the conscious mind are taken literally by the unconscious mind. If you continue to tell yourself that you hate work and that you are tired, then do not be surprised when your alarm wakes you up, that you find it nearly impossible to get up to go to work. So as Obi Wan Kenobe says in Star Wars: “Be mindful of your thoughts young Skywalker for they betray you.” Remember, thoughts create beliefs, and beliefs determine behaviours. So you must be careful of the thoughts you allow to occupy your mind

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you.You will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”

Copyright 2006 Blake Beattie www.blakebeattie.com