Leveling Up - Start Maximizing Your Potential


Many times in the pursuit of our dreams and goals we run into roadblocks that often times alter and/or stop us from advancing. This usually happens when we try to achieve goals that are bigger than our current skill sets.

Leveling Up is essentially making a healthy assessment of your current skills and creating an action plan that will help you maximize your full potential personally and/or professionally. I often tell my clients that personal development is a lifelong process, and if you want to begin your life transformation, you have to be willing to self-assess frequently and take action steps toward becoming your best self.

Personal development is a by-product of step-by-step planning and execution. I want to leave you with three practical tools that you can start leveling up today.


Having a growth mindset (the belief that you are in control of your own ability and can learn and improve) is the key to success. A growth mindset gives you the ability to see your failures as an opportunity for growth. A growth mindset helps you focus on process and progress; in searching out a chance to stretch your existing abilities.  My own career as a personal development and career life coach has taught me the importance of having a growth mindset when faced with success or crisis.


You were put on this earth with a special combination of talents, abilities, and personal skills that make you different from anyone who has ever lived. Whatever you’re doing today, it’s nowhere near what you’re really capable of doing. The key to a happy and prosperous life is for you to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses regularly, to become very good in the areas you most enjoy, and then to throw your whole heart into what you’re doing. The results you’re able to get by applying your personal skills and strengths largely determine your rewards in life. If you wish to increase the quality and quantity of your rewards, you have to increase your ability to achieve more and better results.


Finding a support team will enable you to learn from one another’s mistakes. You are able to avoid future errors, gain insight from differing perspectives, and learn new concepts from more experienced individuals. Also, you can expand your current skill sets, discover fresh ideas, and therefore ascertain more effective approaches and solutions towards the goal at hand. This active engagement generates an innovative capacity to problem solve and generate ideas more effectively and efficiently.

I hope you find these tips to be helpful as you continue your journey toward a life of purpose and positive self-discovery.

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Lilene French is a professional certified personal development and career life coach, dedicated to helping women to live a life of purpose and positive self-discovery.