Whenever I am asked what I believe the goal and purpose of life is, my answer is the same, and it's the theme of this issue. Of all the great pursuits in life, to me this is the most important. Every virtue, treasure and reward in life is obtained only through this quest. What is it? It is living your potential.
Robert Louis Stevenson said it more than a hundred years ago: "To become what we are capable of becoming is the only end in life." Unfortunately, many people don't dare to dream about what they can achieve. They lock their greatness away, afraid of their own vast potential. Instead of stepping out of their comfort zone, they deny life's possibilities and choose to live safe ... and small. It is said that the greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we are capable of becoming.
But denying your potential isn't just sad, it's unhealthy. In fact, psychologists tell us that nothing creates more internal stress and trauma than when what you are doing on the outside (your actions and behaviors) is incongruent with your potential on the inside. Abraham Maslow said it this way: "If you plan on being anything less than you are capable of being, you will probably be unhappy all the days of your life."
This issue of SUCCESS is dedicated to helping you expand your belief about what's possible for you. We want to help you realize your greatness, to understand the strength, courage and capability that have been gifted to...