You Underestimate Your Power

You Underestimate Your Power by Charles Sledge

Life is about ascension, about growing stronger day in and day out. About achieving things that you once thought were impossible. Through growth you can accomplish so much you would astound yourself. None of us every use our full potential, no matter how hard we strive or how hard we work. There is always another level that we can get to. There is always another challenge to be overcome. We are in every way limitless, there is always another level to rise to. This is why growth is a never ending process this is why strength is something we must acquire from the moment we enter the earth to the moment we leave it.

This one of the many reasons why I encourage people to set their sites high because once they accomplish it they’ll see that they are capable of so much more. You are capable of so much more than you think. I don’t mean this in some rah rah just believe and you achieve way. What I mean is through pain, suffering, pushing yourself, and fighting no matter what you can push your way to higher and higher levels. This comes with immense struggle but it is worth it. You must always be pushing yourself and pushing your boundaries.

What Holds Most Back

I’m sure I’ve talked about the elephant and the string before but I’ll do so again because it’s so relevant. The story goes that when an elephant was young it was chained to a post. All day and all night it would fight and struggle against this chain to try to break free and get back to freedom. But it was to no avail. The elephant fought and fought and fought but eventually gave up. Then the elephant grew and as a full grown elephant it is led around by the same chain that kept in in captivity as a newborn.

A chain that could easily be snapped if the elephant wished to do so. However because in its mind the chain is unbreakable the chain will forever remain unbreakable. Likewise when people think that they can’t do something then that belief alone will ensure that they in fact cannot do whatever it is they want. Your mind can propel you to great heights or it can make a prison for yourself. All depending on how you do it. My advice is to never limit yourself. You do yourself no favors by limiting yourself.

Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

Perhaps you accomplished things you never thought that you would accomplish before, great. But realize that this is only the tip of the iceberg there is so much more that you can do. Maybe you thought at one point in time you’d be lucky to get a woman to sleep with you and now you’re sleeping with multiple women a day. Maybe at one point you thought that you’d be lucky to simply have enough money at the end of the month and now you’re a millionaire. Perhaps you were once obese and were in danger of harming yourself and now you’ve just won your local bodybuilding tournament.

That’s great but realize that there is always another level to get to. Always look for weaknesses in your life and things that you can address. Don’t let any area of your life not live up to it’s full potential. Go all in everywhere. Improve yourself from all angles so that you will be strong from all angles. If you leave one undeveloped it will be attacked and you will be crushed. Don’t be like Achilles perfect in all areas but one and yet that one area is what led to his undoing.

You Don’t Know Your Potential

If you take away one thing from this article here is what I want it to be. That you don’t know your potential and that it’s much higher than any guess that you could ever make. There is nothing denied to you if you’ll put in the work to get it, nothing. Stop using excuses and instead take action. Even if you have to fail your way forward you’ll still accomplish more than you ever thought possible. It won’t be easy but it will be worth it. And that’s what the focus of your life should be doing things that are worth it not things that are easy.

You’re far more capable than you ever thought possible. I see so many people who are held back by their own self made prisons. They say “Oh I could never do that” and I’m thinking ‘Why the hell not?’. “I could never make that kind of money, have that kind of body, date that kind of girl, live that kind of life”. It’s all bullshit you could damn well have it but you have to get after it. You are where you are because of your own actions. When you realize that it gives you tremendous power and agency to go out and get what you want.


The world is yours for the taking if you have the balls to take it. Don’t make excuses take action. The world belongs to those who get after it. To those who don’t limit themselves and go out and do even if they don’t know the end result. No matter where you are you can do more likewise no matter what you think you’re limit is I guarantee it is higher. You are underestimating your potential and your power by more then you’ll ever know. Now get after it.

If you have any questions you would like to see answered in a future post send them to me at charlessledge001 (at) gmail (dot) com. If you found value in this post then I would encourage you to share this site with someone who may need it as well as check out my books here. I appreciate it. You can follow me on Twitter here.

-Charles Sledge

Charles Sledge