REPRINTED FROM POST BY JUSTIN C. SCOTT
The pursuit of achieving ones potential is the pursuit of elevating ones capabilities.
As you increase your level of competence, sharpen your skills, and clarify your vision, you enhance the effectiveness of the intention you set and action you take.
This process continuously shifts the limit of your potential.
The potential you possess when you learn and apply a new skill is greater than the potential you possessed before you had that skill.
And so the "limit" of your potential always increases with each improvement you make to yourself and your life.
This is why your pursuit towards success compounds and follows an exponential trajectory.
You're able to reach higher heights in year 5 compared to year 1 because the potential you're able to access and grow into has drastically expanded.
This is also why you can take the same actions you took to accomplish something in year 5 as you did in year 1 and have a significantly different outcome and/or improved results.
I'm still writing today, just as I was writing at the start of my journey, but what l'm able to accomplish with the act of writing today is worlds beyond what I was able to accomplish with this skill at the start.
My craft has improved, my execution of utilizing it has improved, and my perception of the nuances that make it quality have improved.
As a result, the potential outcomes I can achieve through the act of writing have also improved.
I've expanded my potential as a writer by continuously improving my capability as a writer.
And so don't think in terms of "reaching" or "achieving your potential, as it isn't something you really ever "reach" or "achieve"
You're constantly changing, improving, and evolving - and so are the "upper limits" of your potential.
What you perceive as the height of accomplishment today may become the standard for you tomorrow.
Your current ceiling will one day become your new floor.