The Ghost Of Who You Could Become

9:32 pm in Pyschology That Helps by seph

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit – Aristotle

Don’t ever contend with others, who you were a week back, yesterday, or maybe even a minute ago. Don’t compete with yourself in this moment. No, battle with your potential. Compete with the ghost of the soul you just might become. Because if you enter into the arena looking to challenge that, you’ll become far greater than anything you may have ever dreamed of becoming.

Each day, bring your capacity to choose to the table. You may not wake up feeling great, you could be struck by trouble and land flat on your back, but take the decision to stand back up, wipe the dust out of your eyes and get back to playing with with the person you know you might become.

Who is that potential person?

That truly is only an answer that you can really give yourself. But what I will tell you is that your potential is simply a little better than you at everything in life. They run a lot faster than you, they work harder than you, they lift more, they speak to more girls or guys, they make a room burst with laugher and anything else you can imagine. The thing is you shouldn’t be intimidated by this. Sure, you will never actually reach those times where you surpass your potential in competition. That’s not the point. The point is seeing what you are really capable of and then growing into that person.

If you can conjure up and compete with your potential, it’s possible to see the future of what really is possible for yourself. That, more than anything, is worth its weight in all of the jewels around the world.

So dream a little and see what you can do.

It might positively change your life.

Evan Sanders is the author of The Words Of Encouragement, a website dedicated to bringing the best quotes, motivational content on the web, and blogs all to one place. Check out these quotes on friendship to spark your imagination a bit.