unlock your hidden potentialAdmit it. You know you have greater potential. A special gift that makes you different from anyone else, something that can make you impact the world in a unique way, and that can make the world a better place.

You have a vision for the lifestyle outcome you’ve wanted. And it’s not just you alone, I believe everyone does. If I didn’t believe that, I wouldn’t waste my time writing this article!

But maybe you’re shrouded in frustration, feeling blocked, unproductive and uninspired, or maybe you’re even feeling you’ve lost your way. Maybe you just don’t know how to connect to and unlock your hidden potential.

Sound familiar?

Many have lost the sense of certainty and often find it hard to reach their dream goal.

That’s about to change, by the time you finish reading this post, you’ll gain more clarity about your goals, begin to manifest them and win in life.

But before we begin, are you ready to bring the change you want into your life? Are you ready to find enlightenment, navigate your emotion and energy, take action on things that are important, and achieve that goal you’ve dreamed of?

If your answer to this is no, well, you might as well stop reading right now and do something else (go watch a movie). But do you say yes? Then we can do business and it can all start right now.

If you ever want to connect to the power within you and unlock  your hidden potential, here are the changes I believe you must make to attain the quality of life you dream of.

Recognize The Need To be Your Higher Self

The first thing you must do, if you want to find your path in life and unlock your hidden potential is to be your higher self. This isn’t some complicated mumbo jumbo, it simply means to raise yourself to some standard and stay true to whatever the demand is.

Ask any successful person and they will tell you this is very true. You’ve heard about successful authors setting a book deadline and athletes meeting some certain requirements before they actually believe they have got what it takes to win the contest, haven’t you?

Well, these people recognize the true power of being their higher self and the good news is that the same resources that are available to them are available to you.

Starting from this moment, resolve that you’ll raise yourself to a higher standard and act in accordance with it.

Start by writing all the things you’ll no longer tolerate in your life and all things you dream of becoming. Believe that you will meet the new standard you set for yourself and start working toward achieving this new goal.

One of the best strategies that will guarantee you an efficient result of being your higher self is to set a firm plan for yourself to achieve whatever standard your plan involves.

Done this yet? You just accomplished the first step toward fulfilling your potential, the next thing to do is.

Reflect On Your True Vision

Earlier we talked about you having some special gift that makes you stand out from the crowd. The purpose of this gift is to fulfill your vision. Most of the time when you dream dreams and see visions of the night, you’ve seen yourself manifesting your gift to the world and living your dream. Ahhh! A most perfect dream?

But each time you return to yourself from this vision; nothing has changed because you simply think you don’t have all the requirements needed to go after your vision, or maybe you’re coaxed into satisfying others people needs while your vision lies out there waiting to be fulfilled.

Think about this for a moment, where are you right now? Where would you like to be? Are you living the lifestyle outcome you dream of right now? What if someone asks you where you want to be in the next ten years, do you have an answer to that right now?

Because, you see, ten years from now you’ll surely have arrived. But will it be where you dreamed of? Will you be fulfilling your vision then? How will you live your life? What will be your contribution to the society?

I believe asking yourself the right question can help you identify exactly what you’re trying to achieve and trigger the need to go after it.

Solomon said, “Where there’s no vision, the people perish.”

Now is the time to design your life and start working toward fulfilling your vision, seize this moment and make the best use of it. If you do that, you’ll be fine.

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Read Books That Align With Your Vision

You see, in life, lots of people know what they do, but only a few people do what they know. There’s a wonderful zen saying: To know, but not to do, is not to know!

Knowing is not always enough, you need to stand out and make a difference and that’s where reading books about your vision comes in.

Books help us gain more knowledge about what we are trying to do. They give us inspiration and help in expanding and understanding our vision and the means to achieve them.

Through reading biographies and books that align with your vision, you can tap into unlimited resources and gain momentum toward organizing your ideas and turning them into a visible product.

This will help you in modeling successful people, learn what they do, and become someone that does it better.

Start by reading at least one book each week; take notes and meditate on the valuable information you find.

Try this now and see how transformed you’ll become.

Follow the bamboo tree and it will help you unlock your hidden potential

Now that you’re ready to start working toward your vision, let’s talk about any obstacles that may be in the way.

The truth is, most people have big dreams but they just can’t get themselves to hit the start button and start taking action toward fulfilling their dream. In fact, for most people, the start phase also seems to be the stop phase.

Many people feel they don’t have enough resources such as finances, relationship, or a team to create the life they want and this has often kept many people away from hitting the start button.

Can I be blunt with you for a moment? If you want to rapidly fulfill your potential, the key to unlocking it is to just ‘HIT THE START.’ That’s it, nothing more, nothing less, start small, fail quickly, start again if you have to, whatever, but just start.

Though you might not see the result you want right away, keep taking action on the things that are important and sooner or later you’ll start living your dream.

Think of the bamboo tree, it grows under the soil for a long time, you can’t see any results happening for nearly a year.

But the plant is definitely not dead or even dormant. A whole lot has happened under the surface. It’s building its root system far below the ground. Then, one day, all the underground work is done.

Suddenly a shoot pops up, then, a full-width stalk, and the tree starts growing at an insane rate of several inches to as much as a foot a day.

This should be similar to the kind of growth you will experience; you might have months or even years, where it feels like nothing is happening.

Then suddenly, you’ll take off, as if it’s an explosion!

Final thoughts

Don’t let yourself get stuck, you must believe you can power through it.

Remember, success breeds success.

And once you start experiencing the small wins every day you’ll be hooked, you’ll want more.

To achieve your potential, recognize the need to become your higher self. Reflect on your vision, read books that align with your vision, and be like the bamboo tree and keep building your inner foundation that will support the growth of your dreams and allow that powerful inner potential to be unlocked..

Then you’ll be making progress every day until that wonderful day arrives and you look around and notice that wow…you’re living your dream.

So get started today. Your future is waiting for you.


Cephas Tope is the author of The Road Map to Your Extraordinary Life. He writes at highachievers.me, where he shares self improvement and business tips. you can join his free newsletter to learn how to make unshakeable progress and how to create extraordinary super life.


  1. I like the way you encourage us to draw a line when it comes to less than helpful behaviors and to be very clear about our vision. Thank you!

    • I always enjoy the guest posts Zeenat…looking at life through different eyes is a great reminder of how awesomely unique we all are, and I love that. 🙂

  2. I’m so happy to read these important words good feelings to my mind ,body ,soul.I really needed this as I grow in life to become more wiser and understanding to my life.i just pray about an angle to keep me moving Thur my walk and school and my skills testing and state broad and others and my faithfulness

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