Believe It or not.. however awesome you might be.. you have not yet reached your full potential.
You know what else? You never will.
That´s the fun and frustrating thing about growth... it ´s infitite. The more you learn, the more you see how much more there is to learn ...
Something I've learned is that self-improvement is a worthwile investment and since the person I´ll spend the most amount of time with in my lifetime is myself, I try to do these things .
In such a loud world it is easy to want to shut off. So you plug in your earphones to disappear into your own world. Meanwhile across you on the subway sits an old man who once wrestled a shark with his bare hands wanting someone to talk to.. There are interesting people everywhere and everyone, yes, EVERYONE , you meet knows something that you don't. Does that make you sceptic? Put the theory to the test. Go ask a stranger to tell you about their lives and what they´ve learnt. People tend to like beeing listen to so really tune in to hear the story behind the words. Simply stay quiet and mysterios while gaining knowledge and friendships. You'll be suprised by the respons.
Not to be mistaken with beeing self involved, this is where you dare to find your flaws, dusting of those skeletons in your closet to see what you find. Write journals and analyse how you react in certain situations. This is scary territory necessary to enter in order to evolve.
Back in the day we used to categorize nomads as unfortunate, but now a days lots of people long to live like this. To go from place to place and always see new things widens your horizons. Travelers are often less judgmental than non-travelers, as they have faced a wide range of cultures and traditions. It´s a quality we should all strive for.
When trying to learn it´s easy to get stuck watching 20 videos on how to do it only to feel you have to read three books before acually starting. This is a waste of time. Learn enough to selfcorrect and do it by trial and error. Otherwise it counts as procastination. Do you want to learn how to speak with people, do it. Do you want to speak a new language, speak it.
Throwing yourself into the unknown blue might feel scary but it will make you learn how to swim real fast. Oh and do not forget your lifejacket, aka your self-belief.