The word "potential" comes from the same root that the word "potent" comes. "Potent" means "having great power, authority, or influence." If you have potential, that capacity needs to be catapulted into something real.
I know a lot of people that don't seem to have any talents or abilities whatsoever. I've learned though that many times, people's skills are suppressed by people and situations in their life, to a point where they no longer believe in themselves or in what they can accomplish. They begin to stop caring, become lackadaisical about everything, and often recoil into a commonplace existence.
|George C. Scott in the "Flim Flam Man"|
We all come to a crossroads at different times in our lives. All of our stories are unique. Our paths and timetables are each set on an individual basis. But we all share the same inner desire to find the right course and pursue it. If we allow ourselves to want anything less, we are cheating ourselves.
Stop a moment along life's highway and reevaluate your course. Are you following the path that brings you joy and fulfillment, or are you somehow stuck in a path that's not of your choosing? Actually, you did choose it, but you did so out of compulsion or necessity, and not out of a yearning and longing. Each of us needs to eventually find that right course where we know we belong, and follow it with all of our heart.
Don't short-change yourself. It's bad enough when another person succeeds in robbing you of what you are due. Don't ever let yourself do it. You owe yourself more. Check your "pockets." Do you have all that life owes you. Or have you settled for less ? If so, take some time to think about what you need to do to pursue your life's dreams and goals. And then take your "potential" and mold it into something powerful in your life.