Unlock the power of your potential
Solomon, the ancient man of wisdom once wrote “As iron sharpens iron, so friends shape friends.” This is true in life and in business! One of the greatest tools you have to unlock your potential is other people. It is people in your life that will sharpen you, challenge you, teach you, equip you and launch you toward success. If you want to achieve greatness you cannot do it on your own. John Maxwell writes “One is too few of a number to achieve greatness.”
Let me give you some simple ways to tap into the lifeline of people and allow them to take you to new heights:
1) Other people’s knowledge
One piece of great knowledge could make a difference for a life time. It can save you money, time, energy or even heartache. So find knowledge at any cost! Gain it through books, mentors, articles, teachings, conferences or those superior in your field. Don’t be foolish by staying the same, learn and grow and watch what happens!
2) Other people’s energy
Find people who are good at what you are not good at and let them do it for you. Delegate your weaknesses so that you can focus on your strengths.
3) Other people’s successes
You can dramatically improve the quality of your results by studying the successes of others. There are people in your field of expertise that are better then you. They have been down the road you are traveling and they have done it well. Tap into their source and methods for success. Learn from their victories! They have paid a high price to get where they are at, why not learn from them and save yourself time and trouble!
4) Other people’s failures
Ben Franklin once said “Man can either buy his wisdom or borrow it. By buying it, he pays full price in personal time and treasure. But by borrowing it, he capitalizes on the lessons learned from the failure of others.” Your success may come from studying the failures of others.
5) Other people’s ideas
You will be amazed at how many great ideas people have and how much they can help you develop yours. People want to be a part of developing a vision and find satisfaction in developing a life. Let people pour their ideas into yours and the results could be tremendous.
6) Other people’s contacts
Each person you have a relationship with knows people that you don’t. People that could help you develop your dreams and goals. Using other people’s influence may connect you to the right people.
If you want to reach the top you cannot do it alone! Don’t be so egotistical that you don’t seek the wisdom, knowledge and experience of others. Allow people to help you move up the ladder of your dreams and you will get there much quicker!
Until next time,
QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“If you are not happy with any part of your life, say, “I am responsible” and get busy changing it.”
Posted on July 21, 2009, in Communication, Leadership, Relationships and tagged Communication, Leadership, Personal Growth, personal relationships, Potential, Strengths, Unlock Potential. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.