On Finding Your Potential
I firmly believe that every individual has his/her own unique potential. Everyone has a place in this world. You just have to find it.
In the quest to find your potential, there are a few things that I can share with you. Things that I've learned from my own experience i.e. the making of my first vlog on Youtube.
1. You need to take chances.
If you see an opportunity, grab it. Who knows, things might work out. If it doesn’t, at least you tried. Making that first video was a chance that I took. I didn’t know what will happen. It could go either way. But succeed or not, I’m glad that I tried. I don’t want to live the rest of my life thinking “what if…”
2. You need to get out of your comfort zone.
Honestly, this takes courage. There is no short cut to this one, you just have to do it and face the challenges as they come. Making that first video was me getting out of my comfort zone. It was awkward talking in front of a camera. I didn’t like it. But I knew that I had to do it. I just had to. I had to at least try right?
3. You need to stop worrying about what other people think of you.
I had this obstacle before. I was thinking to myself, “What would people think of my video?” and “What would people think of me?” It’s a scary question, but allow me to answer the question for you. If what you’re about to do is good, then Bismillah…do it. Just do it. If Allah is happy with what you’re doing, then what other people think of you doesn’t matter. People talk. If what they say is good, take it. If what they say is bad, throw it in the garbage where it belongs.
4. Things don’t have to be perfect the first time around.
There is no rule that says that you gotta do everything perfectly. No. But you do have to try your best. You learn from experience and that’s how you grow.
5. You don't even know you have it.
The thing about finding your potential is that sometimes you don’t even know that you had that potential in the first place. Which is why I think the term “finding” your potential is a good fit because you literally have to go out and find it. And who knows, you might surprise yourself with what you might find.
All the best.
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