Achieving Your Potential is a Present Moment Experience
Achieving your authentic potential lives in the present not the past or the future. Deepak Chopra says it best, ‘The past is history, the future is a mystery, and this moment is a gift. That is why this moment is called ‘the present’.” Besides when we get to the future it will just be experienced as another moment of NOW.
This is it! This is our shining moment and since you don’t know if it will be the last make it your best. Achieving your authentic potential is not a destination. It is an ever-evolving process experienced in the present moment. You cannot achieve it in the future or rewrite it into your past. This is so challenging for our culture to grasp.
Success is not what you have accomplished it is who you have become as a result of what you have accomplished. You can’t take it with you when you die!
Inspired action is an essential part of achieving your authentic potential (inspired action aka action infused with spirit). Whatever you do, minimize taking action that is fueled by obligation, resentment or fear. You are truly working against yourself here. Recognize your choice to take action and consciously choose it!
Many of you may find yourself feeling at the effect of your circumstances or living from your ˜have to do list’. This is not achieving your authentic potential and will lead to mediocrity as you live your life for others or societal standards. Determine what action you are going to take and conjure up any degree of inspiration or alignment you can with what you choose to do. This shift could be as simple as being conscious enough to notice you feel fear or obligation fueling what you are doing.
We recommend that you STOP for just a moment to align with your freedom to choose. This takes you out of feeling at the effect of circumstances and into feeling empowered to shift your state.
Coaching and Counseling
Kim Ward Ph.D. and Hilary Stokes Ph.D., founders of Authenticity Associates Coaching and Counseling, have worked as a team for over 15 years. Their mission is to empower people to achieve their authentic potential. They specialize in bringing the synergistic power of mind, body and spirit to individuals and couples. They are passionate about combining the best of holistic and traditional approaches to realize whole body wellness. If you are looking for a holistic approach to improving your life please contact Hilary Stokes Ph.D. & Kimberly Ward Ph.D. at Authenticity Associates.
Written by Hilary Stokes Ph.D. & Kimberly Ward Ph.D.