We have all heard and read various ideas about potential. What is potential?

Potential can be summed as ability or capability with the possibility of being or becoming something. You may want to read it again.

Recently, I was given a book, 9 Things A Leader Must Do by Dr. Henry Cloud. While reading, I noticed several statements with powerful implication. My attention was drawn to one connected to this post. “One of the worst things you can die with is potential.”

I started thinking. What is my potential? How do I achieve my greatest potential? While others came to mind, these two needed priority.

We cannot know or reach our greatest potential without some level of risk. We must determine our desires and the path to reach them. Be willing to step out of the comfort zone and do whatever it takes.

Cloud also writes; “potential is something to be realized, not guarded or protected. So, dig it up! Invest it!”

Our leadership involves potential. Others follow and depend on us. Maximizing our potential enables us to help others reach their potential. Unleashing the potential of God’s people will change the world.

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