We often settle for less in our lives because we accept what we think we deserve. Deep down, we intuitively know that there is more to life than this, but we continue to settle for mediocre jobs, monotonous routines, unfulfilling friendships, and toxic relationships. Sometimes, we catch a rare glimpse of our dormant creative potential, but we ignore our personal growth in favor of the immediate gratification of our ego-driven needs and desires. We know that we can have more meaningful, healthy, and fulfilling lives, yet we continue to self-sabotage our own happiness and contentment.
We cry and complain but don’t actually do anything about it. We may read self-help books but do not actually work on self-improvement. We don’t accept responsibility because that would mean pointing the finger of blame inward rather than outward. It would mean fighting our passiveness and doing more work, and so we choose to stagnate instead.
Here are five signs that you are limiting your own true potential: