When I think about seeing my potential as God/Universe sees it, it makes me remember that it is limitless. It is not just limitless for me, it is for all of us, I really think that this scares many of us, not that we cannot succeed but that we most certainly can. What is stopping us from reaching our potential? For me, it has been knowing exactly what I should be doing, I don't know what everyone's purpose here is, I only know what mine is; knowing it and delivering it are two different things.
One of my greatest fears is that I will take the correct direction and then fail, have I not failed many times before? Have I not set goals before and let myself down? I really and truly want to succeed this time, the closer I get to my goals. The more conflict I have in gaining them, the more I see that I need to continue on this path.
What am I willing to give up to succeed? Hasn't it been proven over and over that when we give up what we think is important that we are blessed in multiple ways? Why would we want to give up those blessings? Unrealistic fear of anything cannot be good, for it stops us from rising to our full potential... since there is very little that I desire in the way of materialism, I find that I am hit with the more important things. I have to really believe that if I just let all that I want go, there will be even better and more wonderful blessings ahead.
The funny thing is that somehow 'we' think we know what is best for us? When in fact we never dream a big enough dream for ourselves for fear of failure... or fear of success; I believe these two go hand in hand. Either way we prevent ourselves from growing to the potential we are so capable of rising towards.
Our strength often increases in proportion to the obstacles imposed upon it. Paul De Rapin