How To Nurture Your Full Potential – Akanni Olamilekan

Depressed Medical Student

Potential, as defined by Oxford dictionary, is an ability that can be developed, leading to future success. At its heart, achieving your full potential is about being the best person you can be and and expressing yourself to the fullest.

Everyone are actually different, however, full potential is a relative term. After making a rigorous search and discovering what your full potential is,hitherto, 7 steps are to be observed to nurture this latent strength to eventually result into success;

#1. Reflect on Your Life
Commit 20-30 minutes of quiet reflection everyday. You don’t really have to sit still, close your eyes and meditate (no be vision you won see). Just try to stay away from any form of distraction because they could constantly be clouding your thoughts and influencing your decision. Open your mind, think, imagine, visualize and dream.

During this reflection, you’ll come across great realization which will make you experience new level of experience, insight, consciousness and awareness.

#2. Be Optimistic
This is an important key. Every negative thought that you replay in your mind is like an anchor holding you back. Inside every set backs and disappointment, lies an opportunity.

#3. Have Set Goals
Goals gives you a life direction and a purpose for you to stretch your potential through its elastic limit, and could take you away out of your comfort zone. “What doesn’t kill you, strengthens you”.

#4. Become a Hardworking and Fast Learner
Commit to learning something everyday. All the information you need to succeed already exist, exposing yourself to them is all you require. Never hesitate to deepen your research and broaden your knowledge.

#5. Accept Criticisms as Challenge and Pain as Life Sustaining
In the process of learning, you’ll encounter couple of critics (people go run their mouth). Only if you take them as challenges, they will help figure out what you are capable of and what you need to work on. Life is a try and error, and as you make mistake, you’ll emerge and move on as a stronger and greater person.

Being through the 5 steps, you’re potential has been nurtured into your passion. You’ll start having great zeal towards your goals and start doing thing better (like Papilo *wink*).

#6. Develop Intuition
Intuition comes after experience and instinct. Some people tend to follow their intuition while some like to “jump at the gun” or go with their gut instinct. Strike a balance between these two. Know when its right to follow your Instinct, you may want to contemplate. In short, decisions that will affect your life along run should be critically be analyzed.

#7. Continue Your Hard Work and Pray
Prayer is the one powerful way to tell God what you need and desire for. Hard work pays, but only when God bless it.


This Post was authored by OLAMILEKAN AKANNI, a contributor on Peculiar Concepts. You too can be a contributor on this platform. To get your articles to us, send them as an attached file in a mail to the address (

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