The perpetual potential pitfall?

Do you often get excited about something new that’s possible for you, but never get around to doing anything about it? Or take one step (often including buying sporting equipment (!?!), a book or something else to start this new, exciting path), but then don’t do anything more about it?

That’s the definition of perpetual potential. The excitement of what’s possible, but never stepping up to the mark.

We all do it, and if it’s dreaming, it’s all good. But if it’s something you really want, over time you’ll start blaming yourself for not making it happen.

We get excited about this possibility, we buy something to get started – BUT, we never apply it. That’s why the potential is perpetual: it lasts forever, the potential is always there ahead of us, but never cashed in, so to speak.

Did you know, that most books bought are never opened? Or if opened, never read start to finish? That’s a perfect example of this (and less costly than sporting equipment!).

We humans are walking contradictions. We really WANTED to make this happen, but the second we bought that helping remedy, the mind ticked it off the list: “… now I HAVE done something about this, see? I did take action…” So, for a moment we feel good about ourselves – but weeks, months or years later, we’ll go out and buy another book (metaphorically speaking), because we never took any action from the first initiative.

If this resonates with you, if you’re stuck in a state of perpetual potential, or maybe your team or your business is – then I look forward to hearing from you, to help get the potential pulled into reality. How good would that feel?