Each and every one of us is unique, but we all have one thing in common: potential. Sometimes, however, we don’t adequately exploit our full potential, which can become an impediment in achieving our goals.

The good news is that everyone has the capacity to use their inner power and to perform at their highest peak.

To reach your potential in all aspects of life – professional, personal, social – you must identify your qualities, deepen your passions, establish your goals and perfect your abilities. Easier said than done, I know.

Here are 7 midset hacks that will help you to reach your potential and always operate at your peak performance:

1. Acknowledge your talents.

  • What are you good at?
  • What makes you feel comfortable?
  • What do you enjoy doing most?

If we all concentrated on what we like to do, we would be happier. Doing something you are good at, and doing it without being pushed to, indicates that you’ve found one of your passions.

Doing more of what you’re passionate at is a shortcut to reach your true potential faster.

2. Set high, but realistic goals.

Setting unrealistic goals is a well-traveled road that leads to frustration and disappointment. Then again, if you aim for the stars, you might miss – but at least you’ll hit the moon.

Set goals that seem just out of your reach, but also goals that are not so big as to seem impossible.

A word of caution: Forget about comparing yourself with others and do things at your own speed. This is a personal journey and comparing results won’t help you one bit.

3. Our connections are what fulfills us in the end.

Whatever you do, make sure you don’t harm anyone else. Even better, go out of your way to make someone’s life better.

Try to make someone happy for a moment each day: at work, on the street, at the store, at home. Being friendly and compassionate will make others a little bit happier.

**Leave the world just slightly better, happier, more cheerful than it would be without you

. In the end, it is our connection to other people that make life worth living.**

4. Chose people you hang out with.

Reaching your highest potential is not possible if you are the top of your class. As the saying goes: ‘If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room’.

Spend time with people you learn from, visit beautiful places, participate at interesting events, read good books and listen to quality music.

I know it’s a cliche, but you trully are the sum of five people you hang out with the most.

5. Don’t use the first idea that comes up.

Even if it seems brilliant. Usually, best ideas are obtained after 4 or 5 tries. Often after meditating and seeing things through.

Keep generating as many ideas as you can, so as to have a large sample base.

6. Avoid using computers.

They encourage linear thinking instead of stimulating creativity.

Of course, it’s impossible to avoid computers alltogether. But you can at least use the classic method of writing down ideas and thoughts – pen and paper – as often as you can. Writing things down instead of typing them makes them clearer and easier to remember.

7. Be your own best friend.

There will always be someone to discourage you, to disappoint you, or to tell you ‘No, you can’t do that’.

Reaching your peak potential will never be possible if you wait for approval from others. Other people simply see things in a different light than you do.

The solution is to be your own cheerleader and not to depend on support from the outside (though you should welcome it when it’s there).

Work at your peak performance at all times – our meditation mp3 or CD help you do that – let us know how you did!

Do you have any advice to add? Or you might need more help? Let us know in the comments!