The word potential has a double meaning. Which one do you normally focus on? You have probably heard certain phrases such as: “He has all the potential in the world,” “When will she ever learn to reach her potential, or” He had so much potential.” How would you define potential? Potential can be described as having certain qualities and abilities not yet fully developed that may lead to future success. Did you know you already possess certain gifts and strengths that could lead you to reach your dreams? The key is learning what they are and then actually using them. You have the potential for greatness. The answers already lie within you, but must first be discovered then put into forward action.
How do you discover these gifts and strengths? What are you passionate about? What seems to come easily and naturally to you? Are you willing to put forth the effort and the drive it is going to take to tap your potential? You were created with a purpose in mind. We all have a mountain to climb before being able to reach the peak we call our potential. There will be obstacles along the way. There will be doubts and fears that creep in. There will be people in your life who may not see your potential and try to convince you to give up. Who will you choose to listen to? There may also be a battle going on inside of you too. Your heart will be telling you that you can do anything while the voice in your head which is your inner critic saying you cannot do it or you do not even deserve it. You will come to several forks in the road and will need to make some difficult choices. The question is how will you choose?
You may have given up on your dreams or not even started yet, but I encourage you today to consider beginning again. You have everything you need inside of you. This is not a sprint, but a marathon. Enjoy the journey. Realize that each mile you go you will discover new things along the way. Open your eyes and see how far you have come. Forget the past and do not worry about the future, but learn to live each day in the moment. The time has come for you to unleash your true potential and transform into the person you have always wanted to be. See you at the top as we chase our dreams wherever they may lead us.