Reach your full RAD potential!
While having accomplished various athletic, academic and life goals – i.e. full scholarship to Georgetown University, prestigious management consulting jobs, move to 5 countries, establish my own company and set a world record – I have always applied the same principles that enabled me to succeed. It is being real, adventurous and daring, in short being RAD. It encompasses the most important key aspects to reach one’s goals. The bigger the goal, the more important these principles become.
Read below about each principle in more detail.
REAL – Build self-confidence
It means be yourself and be confident in yourself.
In nowadays social media world we are bombarded with so many images what we are supposed to be that we forget who we actually are. But your personality is makes you special. Those are your natural strengths, weaknesses, likes and dislikes.
When you are yourself, you actually can accept and appreciate yourself and build the self-confidence you need to actually withstand all the obstacles and get the motivation that it is needed to reach your full RAD potential.
ADVENTUROUS – Create YOUR path
This principle is not called “your perfect success path” because it doesnt exist.
Every journey to reach our goal should be considered as an adventure for two reasons. First, when we go for an adventure, we enjoy it.
It is important to enjoy the journey, because it means that we feel aligned with it. When we feel aligned, hiccups will not throw us off our game. We don’t easily give up on something that we enjoy. Enjoying the journey is also important because we are using our precious time to reach it. Think of those who are making themselves suffer so much and long, only to be able to retire rich! Yes, the end goal is desirable but you were just losing 20 or more years of your precious life. And if the suffering caused health issues, mental disorders and social disengagements, your goal of being rich is accompanied with serious health issues, loneliness and depression. Is it that worth it?
Second, every adventure is imperfect because it has unpredictable experiences along the way and some of them are challenges that we must overcome. If we embrace the fact that not everything runs always perfect, we will not be thrown off by “hiccups”. It is part of it!
It is an adventure to reach our full RAD potential.
DARING – Overcome fears
That step that differentiates your dreams from reality: taking action to make it happen! Easier said than done, especially if the goal seems big. Fear of failure, doubts, past mistakes and the opinions of others might all create hesitation of going for what you want. Perspective is key to enable you to reach your full RAD potential.
The above reasons sound familiar? We have all been there but to really get your full potential, take that daring step! The RAD potential helps you to not only go for it but in a confident and planned manner!