Just the mention of this word sends the women of TLC into laughing mode. It’s because when they come to me about a man and they use the phrase, “He has potential…” I always answer the same way, “Potential is just potential until it’s put into play.”
Please don’t make life changing decisions based on potential unless you are willing to take a risk. Potential is just possibility. It doesn’t make it a reality. It makes it a maybe.
Dictionary.com defines Potential as:
1. possible, as opposed to actual
2. capable of being or becoming
3. Grammar. expressing possibility
Has everyone told you that you have potential? If so, it’s possible you could move ahead in that area but you may not. It remains to be seen. I won’t bet on it unless I am willing to take a risk. There are some things worth betting on. There are other things that are just to precious to risk a bet.
Make wise choices!
2 thoughts on “Potential Is Risky Business”
Yes when I first applied to work here at the college, the Dean at the time said “I had potential” well that put me into moving forward mode, I wanted to show them I had more than potential I had what it took to be an employee. I have moved up the ladder here since then and I think the drive was the “P” word (haha). Now we ladies of TLC laugh when we hear a man has potential because, we know we are Godly women and we are supposed to set our standards on a Godly man not a man who is the “P” word (smile)