Abraham Maslow said, “The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.”
Each one of us holds a tremendous amount of potential – different in our own unique way. The problem is we tend to let circumstances, other people and our own attitude dictate whether we realize this potential. The seeds for greatness lie within each of us, but our doubt keeps them buried deep.
One of the most life-changing things we can do for other people is help them see the possibility that they have. It’s easier for us to recognize the abilities of others than to see it in ourselves. When you see someone’s potential – talk about it, ask questions, tell them how you appreciate it, give them some motivation to develop it.
The more we can tap into unused potential, the better our workplaces and world will be, and the happier each of us will be.
A Team Human Conversation
Fight workplace zombies in your organization and join Team Human! Gather a group of fellow workplace zombie hunters to discuss our most recent blog post. Use the questions below to kick start your conversation.
- What factors prevent people from seeing their own potential?
- What factors have stopped you from acting on your own potential?
- What can you do more of to help people realize their potential?