How To Discover And Use The Power Of You!

Written by Lee Wise


I've mentioned it time and time again in class.

"You have incredible potential. Potential you don't even know about. I believe in your potential. Do you?"

And I say it more than once. Why? Because we all need to hear it. Students need to hear it. I need to hear it. And you need to hear it!

I trust that after reading this short article you will begin to see once again, or even in a new way,repparttar incredible power of "You!"

I will share with you a simple "formula" for discovering your potential. I'm absolutely convinced that most of us have a "hidden" wealth of information at our finger tips.

And where is this hidden wealth of information? It is inside.


My "formula" is based on three simple principles.

*Principle Number One: The power of a good question.

*Principle Number Two: The power of "grids."

*Principle Number Three: The power of compressed time.


Asking *yourself* a simple question to answer can be a very powerful tool in terms of uncoveringrepparttar 131313 insights you already have within.

Hold on! I will explain in just a moment. Why? Because I need to sharerepparttar 131314 next two points first. Then we will bring everything together in a way that *will* help you discoverrepparttar 131315 power of "You!"


I tell my students that a "grid" is a "way of seeing." Withrepparttar 131316 use of a "grid" I can focus on any number of things in my world.

For instance, let's suppose I decide I want to gain insights for an article I plan to write inrepparttar 131317 future. And, let's suppose my article will deal withrepparttar 131318 subject of how fathers relate to their children.

To gain information for my article I could do any amount standard research. Books, other articles, newspapers -- you name it!

That's one way -- and a good one I might add!

But I also could do something else. I could set up a "grid" -- a life filter if you please -- and say to myself, "Forrepparttar 131319 next three days I'm going to observe how fathers relate to their children. I'll noterepparttar 131320 good,repparttar 131321 bad andrepparttar 131322 ugly."

What have I done? Answer: I've created my own "grid" to view life through. I have defined exactly what I want to "see."

Here'srepparttar 131323 point: simply creating this mental "grid" helps me to gain insights regarding specific, isolated information I want to discover. My mind entersrepparttar 131324 "search mode" and looks at life just a bit different. It goes on its own disovery quest!!

You're gettingrepparttar 131325 picture now, aren't you?

This is extremely simple, and I would love to "carry on" for a while about this principle, but I can't do that now. Maybe another time!

Now on to principle number three.

Running in Panic Mode ... Slow down and focus to succeed!

Written by Edward B. Toupin

Sometimes we all end up in a situation that seems out of control. All we appear to do is run in circles, fixing things, and holding on to anything that we can. We try to "keep our options open" at all times to ensure that we have a way out. But, as we trudge throughrepparttar muck and mire, we find that, although we're working hard, we're not moving forward.

This is a common situation known as "panic mode." Panic mode occurs when you are not sure which way to turn so you create many different opportunities to provide a false sense of fulfillment. In fact, these opportunities are not opportunities at all, but are simply "placeholders" that provide a false hope that we are truly moving forward in our lives.

--- How can I tell? ---

When you find yourself feeling insecure and unable to focus on one particular item or beneficial task, you are running in panic mode. In panic mode, many people tend to not commit themselves to something specific out of fear that things will change around them and throw them back intorepparttar 131310 pit. They spread their focus over many different things to try and ensure that they have something else to fall back on "in case"repparttar 131311 world collapses around them.

Panic mode can be brought on by many different situations, butrepparttar 131312 result is alwaysrepparttar 131313 same. It is a feeling of helplessness and insecurity accompanied byrepparttar 131314 need to grab at anything that comes our way that might provide some level of fulfillment. Many timesrepparttar 131315 opportunities or solutions we reach for are only substitutes for true solutions. These solutions temporarily fillrepparttar 131316 void, yet we eventually grow tired and begin searching for new solutions.

Eventually, we are inundated with a series of mundane tasks that do nothing more than occupy our time so that we don't have to facerepparttar 131317 true issue. Also, since our time is so filled, we are unable to truly commit to anything, which makes us feel even more insecure because we eventually realize that we're not moving forward, but are instead rolling around in a circle performing tasks for no true reason.

--- How do I resolve this situation? ---

Resolving this type of situation is not easy. The problem is that you have filled your life with a series of uncommitted situations that simply keep you busy. You feel like you're doing well, but your know that you're not moving toward any of your desires or goals in life. This can leave us so overwhelmed that we can't see what is truly going on around us.

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