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25 Things You Need To Realize If You Feel Like You’re Not Living Up To Your Full Potential

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1. If you are trying to be more successful than you are kind, you are not living up to your full potential.

2. If you are trying to be more opinionated than you are empathetic, you are not living up to your full potential.

3. If you are more afraid of your goals than you are inspired by them, you are not living up to your full potential.

4. If your anger makes you point out what’s wrong in other people more than it shows you what’s wrong with yourself, you are not living up to your full potential.

5. If you have nothing to speak about besides other people and your opinions of them, you are not living up to your full potential.

6. If your goals move you more toward your comfort zone than out of it, you are not living up to your full potential.

7. If you are more aware of how other people feel about your life than how you feel about your life, you are not living up to your full potential.

8. If you are more hungry for revenge than you are for understanding, then you are not living up to your full potential.

9. If you spend more of your day being dissatisfied than you do strategizing how to transform your disappointment, you are not living up to your full potential.

10. If you spend more of your day trying to impress people than you do just enjoying being alive, you are not living up to your full potential.

11. If you go out drinking more than you spend time reading, thinking, connecting with people who matter and getting enough sleep, you are not living up to your full potential.

12. If your relationships exist more on a text thread than they do IRL, you are not living up to your full potential.

13. If you are more obsessed with changing how you look than loving exactly how you are now, you are not living up to your full potential.

14. If you are more concerned with being “right” than you are learning how to listen, you are not living up to your full potential.

15. If you are still waiting for someone to come back around or decide they are ready to love you, you are not living up to your full potential.

16. If the most impressive thing about you isn’t how great you make other people feel when you’re with them, you’re not living up to your full potential.

17. If you wouldn’t know who you are without your money, your job, your car or your relationship, you’re not living up to your full potential.

18. If you are still holding a grudge against somebody, you are not living up to your full potential.

19. If you find that you’re in a bad mood almost every day, you’re not living up to your full potential.

20. If multiple people have the same criticism about you and you are still convinced that it is everyone else who has a problem, you are not living up to your full potential.

21. If you spend more of your life scrolling through meaningless explore feeds than you do staring at the stars, into someone else’s eyes, or at a page in a book, you are not living up to your full potential.

22. If you feel the need to regularly justify your actions to your family and friends, you are not living up to your full potential.

23. If you can’t identify a few major ways you have bettered yourself over the past few years, you are not living up to your full potential.

24. If you don’t have a vision of what it would look like to live out each and every day as the very best version of yourself possible, you aren’t living up to your full potential.

25. If you worry about how attractive, rich and successful you are more than you worry about how kind, joyful, inspiring and loving you are, you are not living up to your full potential. TC mark

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