What is potential?
In order to have a chance to reach your full potential, you need to first determine what it means. The dictionary definition of potential is
- having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future.
- latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness.
- the possibility of something happening or of someone doing something in the future.
I will use the highlighted words in the definitions above to flesh out what Potential means to me.
Potential is untapped abilities. It is the capacity you have to become all you can be.
Potential is latent abilities waiting to be unhidden, developed and given expression.
It is the possibility we all have to become all we can be.
From Kimberlite to Diamonds
Diamonds are mined from kimberlite. As you can see in the image below, the raw Kimberlite looks nothing like the finished product. Although the two substances look nothing alike, the diamond was always in there. The Diamonds are extracted by putting the Kimberlite through an intense diamond recovery process.
In the same way, all that we can be is inside of us, even if you may not look like it now. If you want to bring out the beauty in your life and reach your full potential, you have to first believe that it is in there, and then work to bring it out.
The inspiration for you to put in the work to reach your full potential
Sometimes, all we need is a little inspiration. I believe that words are powerful, and the right words can change our perspective or even the direction of our lives. Here are 13 quotes to inspire you and motivate you on this journey to maximize your full potential.
Which of these 13 quotes resonates most with you? I’ll like to hear your thoughts.