Ways to distinguish yourself – #60 Recognize and respect potential

This is a question for those who have already achieved something
significant in their lives and become remarkable as people – “Before
you reached where you are now, way before you had those accomplishments
– do you remember anyone recognizing your potential?”

Every time I ask this question, I get a positive answer. People always
remember those that they recognized them for their potential. Most
often, there is a story behind every achiever – of someone in their
life who recognized and encouraged them way before the world recognized
them. In fact, without the help of these “special” people, some people
would not have made it big.

Those that recognize us early
have a special place in our lives. They are special because not
everyone takes the time to the see the potential in people. Others are
so busy and most important – they need evidence from history that you
can “make it happen.”

You want to make a lasting impression on someone’s life? Start
recognizing and respecting potential in those young people way before
someone else does. You would have secured a permanent position in their
hearts and minds.