Any and all aspects of your potential are going to require sustained effort.
To what extent?
Check this view from Professor Lyubomirksy.
“It may be obvious that to achieve anything substantial in life—learn a profession, master a sport, raise a child—a good deal of effort is required. But many of us find it difficult to apply the notion of effort to our emotional or mental lives. Without effort, we might ‘get lucky,’ but like a long-forgotten New Year’s resolution, the success will be short-lived. Consider how much time and commitment many people devote to physical exercise, whether it’s going to the gym, jogging, kickboxing, or yoga.”
The take – away.
Potential is not simply a goal to attain.
It’s more than that.
It’s a set of carefully changing yet well sequenced and regular actions and practices that you test, define, discover and develop – that contribute towards your potential, wellbeing and emotional equilibrium.
There are some examples out there, but the quest and journey is on you to test n tweak and see what works for you and what does not.
Reflection is a good place to start.
When have you been at your best?