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  • Writer's pictureAndrea Nicholas

Continuous effort—not strength or intelligence—is the key to unlocking our potential. — Winston Churchill

This principle truly came to life with a client I've worked with recently, let's call him Tim.

Tim found himself in a rough patch in his career, stuck in a job that felt more draining by the day and surrounded by an environment that seemed to stunt his growth. Challenges he once faced with enthusiasm had turned into mountains he hesitated to climb. His professional fulfillment had been replaced by dissatisfaction.

“I’m that guy that bitches about Mondays now,” he lamented.

The approach we took was simple yet profound: start with small, consistent steps to slowly but surely reignite his ambition and rebuild his confidence. 

Because true change takes time, we avoided dramatic overnight shifts in favor of a gradual process of altering his perspective and methods. 

As Tim embraced this approach, a shift began. He started looking beyond the day-to-day frustrations, realizing that his potential wasn't boxed in by his current job or the negative atmosphere he felt it fostered.

The change had a cumulative, reinforcing effect: incremental satisfaction led to more vigor toward his work which increased his level of commitment which boosted his contribution that then propelled his satisfaction. 

The environment hadn’t changed. Tim’s job hadn’t changed. But Tim had changed.

Tim may or may not move on from his job. Either way, he has learned proven techniques for applying continuous effort toward unlocking his potential. 

If you are feeling stuck and looking for a guide to assist you in transforming your potential, let’s talk. 

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