The Potential Principle - A proven system for closing the gap between how good you are and good you could be


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This look interesting for anyone who look to improve oneself.


"to turn your potential into reality. Everyone who thinks they have more in them should read this book.”

PART 1 - Why You Should Improve

CHAPTER 1 - The Potential Principle

Wealth, notoriety, place and power are no measure of success whatever. The only true measure of success is the ratio between what we might have done and what we might have been on the one hand, and the thing we have made of ourselves on the other.

—- H. G. WELLS

Most of us far underestimate our own potential and the potential of others.

BEYOND EXPERIENCE

The hard truth is that we use the same deductive powers on ourselves that we used to determine the speed of the fastest bike ride. In fact, it’s actually worse. My question about the top speed of a bicycle was meant to put your imagination to the test. But what if I had asked, “How fast could you ride a bicycle?”

Your answer is probably wrong. You can ride a bike much faster than you think.
Your imagination is limited because of your experience.
How good could you be? How much better might you be than you are right now?

BETTER THAN YOUR BEST

This book is about making your best better.
do you ever move on from being a parent? Do you ever move on from having a career? Do you ever move on from living a meaningful life? These are pursuits without end.
Improvement in the important areas of your life can and should be an ongoing journey.

BETTER AT WHAT?

I make little distinction between, say, being the best president and being the best mother.
Better at what matters to you.
Better at being someone who continues to improve and achieve. A person who motivates, challenges, and inspires others through his or her example

UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL

higher expectations lead to better performance (Pygmalion effect).
So why don’t we expect more from ourselves?
highly successful people are more often disappointed than are other people. They just don’t let disappointment bother them.


CHAPTER 2 - Why Get Better?

This is an interesting planet. It deserves all the attention you can give it.

—- MARILYNNE ROBINSON, GILEAD