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What If You Are Not Smart Enough or Going Far Enough?

Someone once said: Ignorance is bliss. As I understand that statement, it means what you don’t know is not a source of concern for you. Hmmm, I wonder?

As someone else once said: What you don’t know won’t hurt you. Either statement could possibly be a source of comfort or peace of mind.

But, how about your ultimate lack of peace of mind?  It is the state where you know you could have done more but didn’t. You gave up rather than continue trying.

Your resulting ignorance as to what you could have accomplished will drill a bleeding ulcer of discontent deep in your gut. Would that be bliss to you?

I would contend that would be a situation where what you don’t know would definitely hurt you.

Don’t over think it when it comes to realizing your true potential. Spend more time taking action toward achieving that potential.

Figure out how you would define your ultimate potential…your ultimate success. Get that picture indelibly etched in your mind. Then, think about and develop a detailed action plan for getting there. Finally, go do it!

Think of yourself as being “not smart enough” to know all you can be.

I’m not challenging your intellect here. I’m tracking with the thinking of the very thoughtful and clever Wisconsin newspaper columnist and editor, Doug Larson.

On this very topic he said:

“Some of the world’s greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.”

My bet is you’re smart enough to know you will accomplish impossible things!

But, just in case you are not as confident as I think you are, consider the following thoughts.

There’s a World War II movie entitled, A Bridge Too Far. A direct link exists between the point of the following thoughts and the message conveyed in the title of that movie. Let’s explore the link.

You’re on your road to success. But, what does success look like to you? If you don’t know what it looks like, you really can’t see it well enough to achieve it.

Besides a commitment to action, the next most important characteristic to achieving success is having a clear vision of it.  But, there’s the big problem for too many people.

They short-change their view of themselves and their potential. They don’t see far enough. They don’t reach far enough. They don’t risk far enough. They don’t think far enough.

If your thinking is short, your vision will be short-sighted.

How do you know how far you can go in this life, if you don’t think too far? By that I mean, if you’re not dreaming way beyond your current potential, you’ll never realize your true potential.

If you think it, your greater potential becomes palpable.

A thought too far, when it comes to your ultimate success, puts peace of mind within your reach. In the end, you will know that you truly did all you could do to become all you could be.

Sounds like a smart move to me!

What is the first smart move you will make to assure you are going far enough?

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Mindstate mentor, author, trainer and speaker, Gary Greenfield (@LifeRider) helps organizations with inspirational insight and concise business ideas to help improve mindstate and minimize stress. He believes a mindstate that is positive and stress that is minimized helps people better profit through performance.

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