Q & A: Is it possible for a normal person to reach their highest potential in less time?

Question: Is it possible for a normal person to reach their highest potential in less time?

Our highest potential is not fixed. There is no cap on how enlightened or successful you may become.

Here’s what I do: Every day I always do my best.

This is my favorite passage from Don Miguel Ruiz’s book, The Four Agreements.

“Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret.”

All other rules follow this one rule: Always do your best. Always. You cannot buy integrity, you cannot buy years of knowledge, you cannot buy a skill, and you cannot buy your reputation. These are all things you build, and always doing your best is the quickest way there.

Thank you for your question.

Andrew J. Wilt is the author of Age of Agility, a book that addresses the skill gap between school and work. He can be reached at Andrew.wilt@sustainableevolution.com and on Twitter @andrewjwilt
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