How can you ex­ceed your po­ten­tial?

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We all have po­ten­tial. Some po­ten­tials are em­pow­er­ing, and oth­ers are lim­it­ing. These po­ten­tials de­fine who we are and what we can ac­com­plish in our life­time. What if what we be­lieve as our po­ten­tial is only a ‘box’ de­signed to limit our true po­ten­tials? This thought takes us beyond what we know, beyond what we know that we don’t un­der­stand. It calls for a dis­cov­ery of what we don’t know that we do not know be­cause whether you be­lieve that your po­ten­tial is em­pow­er­ing or lim­it­ing, you ac­tu­ally have so much more than what is in your aware­ness.

Po­ten­tials start with self-be­lief. When very young, you are taught by your par­ents about who you are and how far you can reach. Within one’s na­tional cul­ture, be­liefs are also in­grained in every as­pect of life. Some po­ten­tials are lim­ited by birth right, some by ed­u­ca­tion and oth­ers by gen­der. But there are also end­less pos­si­bil­i­ties that doesn’t presently ex­ist in the “con­scious­ness of so­ci­ety” and when I’m teach­ing a grad­u­ate level lead­er­ship course, I get very puz­zled looks when I ask the ques­tion – “How many be­lieve they can be­come the Pres­i­dent of the World?” Hav­ing done this in dozens of coun­tries with many dif­fer­ent in­sti­tu­tions, the looks are al­ways the same. How would you re­act if you’re asked this ques­tion?

Job ti­tles were cre­ated dur­ing the in­dus­trial rev­o­lu­tion to mir­ror the mil­i­tary’s hi­er­ar­chy, in or­der to achieve a level of con­trol over a large group of peo­ple. It cre­ates a ‘scarcity men­tal­ity’ for peo­ple to climb a pre­de­ter­mined cor­po­rate lad­der that leads to more scarce and higher po­si­tions of author­ity. From your ini­tial en­trance into a school, you’re sub­ject to the author­ity of a teacher’s judg­ment in grades. Stud­ies by Jac­ques have shown that this con­tin­ues for the next 17 years through univer­sity ed­u­ca­tion where stu­dents are trained to be sub­or­di­nate em­ploy­ees in a rigid hi­er­ar­chy of the class­room.

Why does one author­ity fig­ure get to de­ter­mine your worth? Can they judge your knowl­edge, abil­i­ties and po­ten­tial ac­cu­rately?

This is only one of many lim­i­ta­tions that re­strain your po­ten­tial. Many oth­ers ex­ist in the ed­u­ca­tional sys­tems such as be­hav­ior­ism, spe­cial­iza­tion, cat­e­gor­i­cal learn­ing and ex­am­i­na­tions. Each of these are well doc­u­mented in re­search and would take many pages to ex­plain fully.

There is a dif­fer­ent path and you don’t have to live within the walls of these frame­works.

At Transcon­ti­nen­tal, we think dif­fer­ently. Thanks to sci­en­tific re­search, hu­man po­ten­tial can be in­te­grated with com­plex de­vel­op­ments like mul­ti­ple in­tel­li­gences and sys­tems think­ing. Imag­ine your po­ten­tial en­hanced when you have a full com­pre­hen­sion and wise use of mul­ti­ple in­tel­li­gences such as an­a­lyt­i­cal in­tel­li­gence, emo­tional in­tel­li­gence, so­matic in­tel­li­gence and sys­tems con­scious­ness.

We en­cour­age you to en­gage in a class where learn­ing is fun, chal­leng­ing, and re­ward­ing through real world ap­pli­ca­tion. To truly ex­ceed your po­ten­tials, ar­eas of your devel­op­ment like self-con­fi­dence, self-ef­fi­cacy, and the abil­ity to build trust­ing re­la­tion­ships are all part of the devel­op­ment process. Stud­ies have con­sis­tently shown these foun­da­tions for pow­er­ful lead­ers. You will also gain the abil­ity to master in­no­va­tion from the in­di­vid­ual to the or­ga­ni­za­tional lev­els. All these ar­eas and more are in­te­grated in the world’s most pow­er­ful ed­u­ca­tional sys­tem, de­signed to ex­ceed your po­ten­tials as you know it.

If you wish to have more con­trol over your life and more suc­cess then come ex­plore your po­ten­tial jour­ney with us.

Join us at our free in­no­va­tive sem­i­nar on June 20, 6:30pm at Marina Ho­tel Corinthia Beach Re­sort. Reg­is­ter at: https://transcon­ti­nen­tal.edu.mt/sem­i­nar

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