Awakening Potential – by Dean Nelson

Not everyone is interested in improving their life. Many people are happy with their lives just as they are, and that is perfectly fine. Some people believe that it is too difficult to make lasting, meaningful changes. They resist opportunities to develop themselves mentally, emotionally or spiritually.

Even physical improvement can be a challenge for many people. They get discouraged with diets and exercise when positive results are not achieved.

Can you imagine how the coach of a professional sport or Olympic team feels when one of his players is not playing to his or her potential? A coach’s job is to bring out the very best of their team.

Each individual’s drive system varies greatly. Some are content with whatever comes their way and others are driven to succeed and excel in many areas of life.

Our world needs everyone to participate on whatever level they choose. The planet has needs for housekeepers, truck drivers, physicists, garbage collection, doctors, laborers of all sorts, teachers, salespeople, psychologists, farmers, welders… you get the idea.

Everyone cannot be an Olympic athlete or an electrical engineer. Each of us serves humanity in our own way. What would life be like if our world was comprised of only high-powered executives or politicians?

Our civilization develops and improves as we each contribute in our own unique way. It takes all of us working together to nurture our planet.

Anyone can reach a higher level of potential in an area of life at any time. If we can’t lose weight or build muscle, we can at least strengthen the muscle we have and attain a healthier state at our current weight. If not satisfied with our education level, we can enroll in educational courses at a school or online.

If not emotionally happy, we can seek therapy or read books and learn ways to improve our emotional states. If not content with our spiritual lives, we can delve into the spiritual world in whatever means we wish.

Even if we do not reach our greatest potential, and have no aspirations to ever do so, we can improve any area of life as minimally or extensively as we want. Surely, there is one small thing that each of us has a desire to improve upon (or to help others improve upon). It may only be socially or work related, but opportunities to improve are always available.

Dean Nelson

About author

This article was written by Dean Nelson

I enjoy exploring spirituality and consciousness while discovering ways of improving life for myself and others. My first book, The Experiential Approach, is listed on in paperback and Kindle versions. My goal was to be warm and passionate while inviting the reader to consider alternative means of making meaningful, positive changes in behaviors and thought processes. The Experiential Approach is the first in a series of mind, body and spirit self-help books designed to enhance life experiences by providing easy to follow exercises and thought inspiring philosophies. This book's main focus is how we can change the way we experience life. My second book, The Mindfulness Approach, is also on Amazon and Kindle. It's emphasis is on the mind-body relationship and how we can use the mind to heal the body through mindfulness and meditation. The last book in this series, The Threshold Approach, is being written at present. It concerns the mind-spirit relationship and delves into much deeper aspects of our being. This book will share insightful, yet simple, ways of crossing the threshold of consciousness into more meaningful states of spirituality and coexistence with the world we live in. Visit me at


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