“If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves.” In a single sentence, the ingenious inventor Thomas Edison expressed his amazement at the possibilities hidden within each of us. Do you share his perspective?
Normally, we don’t believe in our own abilities and we block our own development by thinking some variation of the following thoughts: “I’m not good at...”, “I can’t...”. Yet there are countless examples proving that a human being can achieve the unimaginable. We erect palaces and cathedrals, build thousands of kilometers of roads and tracks. We also travel into space and explore the deepest oceans. The book's author, a self-taught observer of human behavior for many years, has very good news to share: each of us has great potential. He also argues that we can activate this inner strength. How? By selecting among the many techniques presented in this publication. Discovering and activating your potential can become an exciting adventure, especially once you learn to tap into the power of the subconscious. Written in a friendly style, the book is full of intriguing questions, references to famous discoveries and inventions and biographies of well-known figures, real-life situations, quotes, summaries and thought-provoking exercises.
Benefits for the reader include: a brief history of civilization as an introduction to an exploration of the reader's personal abilities; an awareness of progress as the result of boundaries broken by individuals who knew how to take advantage of their own potential; activation and/or strengthening of belief in oneself through an examination of the creative resources inherent in man (based on inspirational biographies); a greater understanding of how the mind and body work and specific methods for taking full advantage of these discoveries; a deeper understanding of the subconscious and how to use it in everyday life; acquisition of practical skills in formulating affirmations and the use of affirmation in strengthening self-esteem and finding motivation in private and professional life.
Part I: How to Develop Your Potential
Part 1 is designed to make readers aware of their potential, understood as a range of capabilities, strengths and creative abilities. The premise is the claim that every human being has potential that is blocked by false beliefs. Understanding the essence of this blockade will help you remove it. This can be accomplished through consistent action towards personality development. The basis for this process includes defining the concept of happiness, recognizing one's abilities and the characteristics of one's personality, strengthening self-esteem and defining the overarching values that allow a person to achieve a satisfying life.
•examples: (approx. 40 within the chapter: Human Invention) 15
•exercises (in the sections: Food for Thought) 5
•a summary of the most important ideas in each section: Remember: 6
•glossary: 21 entries
•biographical notes on the figures mentioned in the publication: 77
•index of persons and concepts
•sources and inspirations: 211