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Discovering My True Potential


Submitted by Agnes Jimenez


Some people never lived up to their full potential. I began to fear that I would become one of those people. Fortunately, I have been able to make my dreams come true because I have discovered my true potential. Below are some of the things that I have done that have helped me in discovering them.


Discovering my purpose

I would encourage anyone, especially most of today’s troubled youths, who are trying to live up to their potential to discover their purpose. Before I decided that I was going to live my dreams, I asked myself a few very important questions. What are my passions? What are my goals? What are my natural talents? How can I use these talents to help someone else? Those are the questions that I asked myself. I wrote them down and gave an honest answer to each.  After I discovered my purpose for being here, I was able to start working on it.


Putting my plan into action

There is an old adage that says, “If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail.” This means that even if you have what it takes, you probably will not succeed if you do not put a plan into action. I set both short-term and long-term goals. After that, I developed a plan that allowed me to reach those goals.


Monitoring how I spend my time

If you want to discover your true potential, then you will have to be very careful about how you spend your time. I once was a person who wasted a lot of time on unnecessary tasks. However, I found that it was much easier for me to stay focused on the things that I needed to do.

Every week, I make a list of the things that I need to do. I spend the majority of my time focusing on the tasks that I need to complete. Once I have completed all of the necessary tasks, I allow myself to have a little free time.


Having a strong support system

Even though I have done a lot on my own, I would not be where I am today without my support system. My mother, father, siblings and close friends have always been there to help me when I needed them.

It is worthy to take note that our families are the very basic foundation of our strength.  This is the very reason why it is very important, especially for today’s youths to have a strong family support during the crucial phase of discovering and knowing themselves.  In most cases, troubled youths have never discovered their true potentials due to the unfortunate fact that they lack the support system they badly need during the lowest and most desperate times of their lives.

Discovering your true potential is the key to gain more insight about yourself.  Having a clear picture of who you are can directly affect the choices you will make and can ultimately affect your future.  If you haven’t discovered your true potentials yet, it’s now high time you start discovering them.


About the Guest Author

Agnes Jimenez is a professional blogger and writer. She writes for many online establishments and currently partners with in spreading awareness about troubled and depressed teenagers (and how to deal with them).  Help Your Teen Now aims to increase awareness on the current psychological and societal stresses of today’s teens and how these factors affect the future of our society.