Do you ever feel like there’s more to life than what you’re experiencing right now? That there’s something more exciting, exhilarating, and fulfilling out there waiting for you? In that moment, do you feel a yearning – almost an ache – to fully live the potential inside of you? And have you ever wondered why that feeling comes and goes, seemingly at random? And if so, do you often find yourself asking: How can I tap into this hidden part of myself more consistently? How can I unlock my greatest potential every single day and not just once in a while? The good news is, it’s easier than you think!

Here’s the Problem: Our Limiting Beliefs About Who We Are and What Is Possible for Us.

Self-doubt is often thought of as the enemy of progress. It’s that voice inside your head telling you that you aren’t good enough, smart enough, or worthy enough. But how does this voice limit our potential?

Self-doubt keeps us from stepping outside our comfort zones and achieving our full potential. 

  • It keeps us from taking risks or trying new things because we might fail. 
  • It can keep us from speaking up or being heard because we don’t think we have anything important to say or contribute. 
  • It can keep us from being successful at work or school by making us feel like we don’t deserve it. 
  • It can also keep us from pursuing our passions or dreams because we don’t think they are possible for someone like ourselves.

Now that we know what self-doubt is, let’s take a look at why it happens. We all form beliefs about ourselves and the world around us from a young age, usually without even realizing it. Unfortunately, many people inherit limiting beliefs about who they are and what is possible for them from their parents, friends, and society at large. These beliefs are what cause self-doubt, and they’re often quite destructive. For example, if you grew up in a family where people were always saying, “You can’t do that! You’re not good enough! You’re not smart enough!” – well, what do you think that would do to your self-confidence and self-esteem?

The secret to connecting with your greatest potential is self-connection.

You are the only one who can connect with your highest level of performance. No one else can do that for you. You might have a coach, but if you don’t connect with your own greatness, then no one else will be able to help you get there.

Athletes who reach their potential understand this concept and use it as their primary tool for success. They know that if they want to perform at their peak level, then they must first connect with themselves through meditation or some other form of self-awareness practice.

When I talk about self-connection, I mean having an honest conversation with yourself about what matters most in life and then acting on those priorities daily until they become habits that define who we are as individuals and professionals. When you make these things habitual, they become second nature — like brushing your teeth or taking a shower every day — and allow you to function at a higher level than someone who doesn’t take the time out of their day to invest in themselves first before asking others

How to Tap Into Your Greatest Potential Every Single Day

  1. Look at what you’ve achieved so far.

You may be the only one holding yourself back from your full potential. You’re smart, you’re talented, and you have a lot to offer. But something is holding you back, and it isn’t all that hard to figure out what it is: You.

Whether it’s fear of failure or fear of success, fear of rejection or fear of being alone, fear of being judged or fear of being judged — whatever it is — it’s stopping you from being your best self and living your best life. And it has got to stop.

You may be surprised at how much you’ve already accomplished in life. Seriously — take a look back at your accomplishments and see how far you’ve come. When I did this exercise for myself, it was eye-opening. I realized that I had been able to accomplish more than I thought possible, given the circumstances of my life and upbringing.

Write it in a journal, or play a guided meditation on Youtube. Whether it’s big or small, take a moment to appreciate it. Once you realize how much potential is inside of you, it will become easier to tap into it every day.


  1. What’s one small thing you can do to move forward today?

One thing I do is to write down one small thing that I can do to move forward each day. I’ll give you an example: Last night, I was feeling really tired and discouraged. I had a lot of work to do, and I couldn’t seem to get anything done. I started to beat myself up about it: “You’re so lazy! You should be able to do this much faster.”

But then I remembered what my friend told me — that when you’re working on something new, it takes time for your brain to adjust. And that’s exactly what was happening with me — my brain needed time to adjust.

So instead of beating myself up, I wrote down one small thing that could help me move forward: “Do just one thing today.” Just one little step at a time, and see how it goes. Multitasking might feel like it’s making us more productive, but it leads to lower quality results and higher stress levels (not to mention boredom!).


  1. Take action (and don’t wait to get started!)

The more time you spend waiting for perfect conditions, the less likely it is that you’ll ever get anything done. Do what needs to be done now and make adjustments as you go along.

When you’re working on a project, don’t wait for things to come to you — go after them! Be proactive rather than reactive. For example, if someone asks you to do something that will take a lot of effort (like writing an article), instead of thinking “I’ll let them know when I’m ready,” think “How can I work on this while they’re waiting?” The less time they have to wait for your response or work product, the better off everybody is!


Greatness isn’t reserved for a lucky few. It lives within us all. When we tap into the very best of who we are, what we stand for, and what we want to achieve, we begin to live a life worthy of our greatest potential.

When you think about it, your potential is infinite. There’s no limit to how much you can achieve. The only thing stopping you is your own belief that you can’t do something or reach a certain level of success. You must believe that you have the power within you to exceed expectations, rise above the status quo, and bring out the best in yourself daily. Once you acknowledge this as truth, your potential will grow and expand in ways that are currently unimaginable.

Navigating your way to unlocking your greatest potential is not an easy task. If you need guidance, your next personal coach Rita Trotter is here to help. Just click HERE to book a call with her.