Having aspirations helps us navigate life in a meaningful and fulfilling way, but it can also cause psychological distress when hopes are left unfulfilled. New research has found that it’s not failing to make progress toward our ‘ideal-self’ that is problematic but rather the tendency to focus on that lack of progress in a negative way that leads to psychological distress. (1)
Humans trying to reach their potential.
But who dictates that potential?
And if you don’t reach your potential, wouldn’t that mean that this was your potential?
Humans. Constantly thinking.
Of what should be.
Of what could be.
Never their mind on where they are. What they are doing.
Watch yourself. Trying to walk. Trying to speak. Trying to think.
Think not any further.
This is your potential!