Do you want to live out your true potentials? build your capacity!
I will like to kick start with this statement. Maturity is attractive, appealing, inviting, and charismatic and above all makes one irresistible. There is this aura that surrounds them that makes them exciting to be with. Learning to build capacity shows your thirst for maturity.
There are 5 major capacities to build at least before you are 30. (Building capacity is one sure way to rise above depression).
- Spiritual Capacity: In my opinion, this happens to be the most important capacity to build. The reason being that life is more spiritual than physical and more supernatural than natural.
You can build this capacity by spending quality time with God in prayer and meditation/Bible study.
- Emotional Capacity: This is certainly my favorite. Being predominantly melancholy, I had a lot of issues with controlling my emotions growing up. From annoying mood swings to dark clouds of depression, I had to deliberately learn to gain mastery over my emotions (I gave an extensive and more detailed explanation on this in my post Attaining emotional maturity)
- Intellectual Capacity: Readers are Leaders.
It’s sad how the reading culture is fast coming to extinction among the youths today especially in Africa. Bill Gates who is currently the richest man in the world said that he reads one book per week no matter how busy his week is. Isn’t that amazing! We must consciously work on developing the appetite for reading and this can only be done by actually reading!
Below are some practical ways to build intellectual capacity
- Read. Read
- Be curious and inquisitive
- Be a lover of knowledge by actually pursuing knowledge. Attend seminars and workshops relating to your areas of interest
- Physical Capacity: a wise man once gave this equation
Spiritual Exercise + Physical Exercise = Complete Mastery over the flesh
Proper dieting and regular exercising are the best ways to build this capacity. It’s not really about losing weight or trying to fit right into a particular clothe but it’s more about being healthy. Developing this mentality will help us to not just start a healthy diet and work-out program but to maintain it too.
- Financial Capacity: I am no financial guru so I will leave it for the experts. Below are a list of some of my best books on financial literacy
- Rich dad, Poor dad by Robert Kiyosaki
- The millionaire next door by William Danko
- Get rich carefully by James Cramer
- The Rules of Wealth by Richard Templar
There are a whole lot of them online. Reading these books will certainly help you learn some money skills like saving and proper investments.
Building these capacities will prepare you for greater things ahead!
I hope you found this helpful in some way.