So, don’t just stand there…go climb that mountain!
Potential is defined as “latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness”. Those qualities or abilities will stay latent unless you develop and use them. There is perhaps nothing sadder than coming to the end of your life still saying I “coulda, woulda, shoulda been something – if only”. The main “if only” reason for many is that they didn’t try.
Fear of failure holds many back from exploring their potential. Failure is certainly one potential outcome of trying, at least temporary failure; however it is the only outcome if you never try in the first place.
Hockey great Wayne Gretzky said – “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
Michael Jordan is quoted as saying, “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
Both Gretzky and Jordan are considered to be the GOAT’s of their sport because they kept trying and trying until they realized their potential.
What about you? Will you just stand there staring at the mountain in front of you, thinking about how you might fail if you try, or will you take your shot and keep taking shots until you succeed. Get started. Realize your potential.