You have a lot to contribute to this world so it’s high time to live up to your full potential!

This past weekend I had the pleasure of hearing Brian Tracy, one of the top success and achievement goals in the world, speak.  He said something that hit me like a ton a bricks: the majority of us are only using about ten percent of our potential. Ten percent ?!?!?  From my point of view that number is WAAAAAY too low. Why are we operating at such a mediocre level?

As human beings we have infinite potential; it is our greatest natural resource. But it is an UNDERTAPPED resource. We get so caught up in the day-to-day of life and sit idly by as possibility passes over us. We waste time on mindless activities like tweeting sitting in traffic, gossip, and to-do lists that really aren’t doing much of anything. We fill our time with “fillers” rather than things that are truly fulfilling. We complain about our outer circumstances because we forget that we have the power and ability to change our inner experience at any moment.

Understand that potential is not so much about how much you are doing, but rather what you are doing and the way you are being while doing whatever you’re doing.

We all have an equal amount of potential; what sets us apart is how we use it. @ChristinHassler (Click to Tweet!)

And we can ALL do better than ten percent!

Are you ready to up your number? I hope so because you have a lot to contribute to this world and you are not going to get it done if you’re only playing at ten percent. How can you optimize your potential? It’s easy but it requires commitment on your part. Challenge yourself. Do something every day that pushes you out of your comfort zone. Commit to learning something new. Develop skills that do not come naturally to you. Shift your energy to a more positive vibration. Intentionally connect with people. Direct your thoughts and behaviors in ways that make you feel good.


And here isone very simple thing you can begin right now to tap into your potential: smile and think a positive thought.

Feel the difference? You’re already up to at least twenty percent!

If we truly value and tap into our infinite potential we will approach life with greater levels of passion and purpose. It is time to stop being average. Let’s be extraordinary.



PS. I have a new podcast where I coach people LIVE on the air. Head over to Over it and On With It and listen in for inspiration and action steps.

Christine Hassler has broken down the complex and overwhelming experience of recovering from disappointment into a step-by-step treatment plan in her new book Expectation Hangover. This book reveals the formula for how to process disappointment on the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual levels to immediately ease suffering. Instead of wallowing in regret, self-recrimination, or anger, we can see these experiences as catalysts for profound transformation and doorways that open to possibility. You can find more info on her website, and follow her on Twitter and FB.

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