Thursday, October 28, 2021


It is only then we will see 'Human potential' really show itself, and then come together as a group, will we see real human potential achieved and human society are making leapfrog progress.

The potential is the people’s ability and interest to take on more responsibilities in the future for achieving more. To continuously grow and unleash professional potential, we need to discover innate talent, encourage autonomy, and develop creativity. 

Each one of us has limited time and resources. Without strong discipline and self-management skills, talented people simply cannot unlock their full potential.

Cognitive capacity: We are what we think. We can raise the total cognitive threshold by understanding ourselves deeply at the mindset level. One of the important aspects of unlocking potentiality is to understand cognitive differences, explore mental strength, and develop cognitive intelligence. Cognitive intelligence is defined as capacity for logic, abstract thoughts, understanding, self-awareness, learning, reasoning, understanding; aptitude in grasping truths, facts, meanings, etc.

Each person has a different level of knowledge -the consciousness about a problem, and reacts to environmental changes. To unlock cognitive potential, the most important capability of the cognitive mind is the willingness and ability to seek out knowledge, gain an in-depth understanding of people or issues, and fill out cognitive blind spots in problem-solving. People with strong cognitive abilities keep expanding their cognitive threshold via learning and deepening understanding. Step wisely, people can master different thought processes skillfully, and improve cognitive maturity to keep unlocking their potentiality.

Self-actualization: Maslow defined self-actualization to be "the desire for self-fulfillment and being all you can be, namely the tendency for the individual to become actualized in what he/she is potentially. When people develop professional skills and build unique competencies based on natural talent, they are more passionate to explore new opportunities; more self-motivated to learn and act. In fact, self-development is the full cycle of self-actualization.

To unleash their potential for self-actualization; people think, create, and self-actualize by architecting themselves, experimenting with new things and exploring the art of possibility. Potential can be unleashed via discovering the innate strength and setting disciplines to shape cohesive professional skills and capabilities, as well as taking calculated risks. It is also important to have superior time management and prioritization skills. Talented people have the fitting mentality, aptitude and attitude, and concentrate their energy on developing their own strength and building their unique set of capabilities.

Creativity: Potentiality includes the overall ability of a professional to perform in the future by shaping an innovative mindset, discovering innate strength, and building core competency. Questions, doubts, uncertainty surely do trigger creative thinking and thought-provoking because the human mind is made to want to find better solutions to problems.

Unlock potentiality by focusing on an individual's capabilities and potentialities to innovate as creativity often imposes a higher cognitive load as you think harder and consciously use different kinds of thought processes and thinking tools like association, perspective shifting, opposites etc. Make an objective assessment of people’s learning plasticity, the tendency to constantly question the status quo, interdisciplinary skills and knowledge, intellectual engagement, capacity to adapt, social linkage skills & competencies, etc.

Potential is about the future performance. Either individually or collectively, potential is an investment. We all have potential, but we also need to be humble, admitting our limitations. Collectively, we need to respect and encourage change, difference, and uniqueness. It is only then we will see 'Human potential' really show itself, and then come together as a group, will we see real human potential achieved and human society are making leapfrog progress.


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