In January, we are talking about Potential (click for character worksheet) with our students. This week, we will be talking about the first two steps toward developing your potential. The first step toward reaching your potential is to believe it’s possible. If you don’t believe you can achieve something, you won’t strive for it. The second step is knowing you can always do more than you think you can and be more than you currently are. Often times, we give up on ourselves to quickly. For example, we set a goal to do 50 push ups. After trying a few times, you reach 25 and your arms give out. And that’s where things end. We say, “well 25 is pretty good, I can’t get to the 50.” At this point, all you see is what you can currently do. The potential is there, we just need to believe we can do more.