Potential and Passion

I came across a super intelligent & sweet girl’s blog, Maddie, who said “potential” is a bad word. This made me curious. She has a great argument for why using the word “potential” can seem bad. In essence, her point is that when you are told you have “potential,” there is an immediate fear of that potential being wasted.

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This fear creates stress that can paralyze us from taking steps forward. Everyone has fear. And that’s okay. Instead of feeding into fear, evaluate where your energy is being spent. The one thing we can’t get more of is time. With your limited time, are you cultivating your potential in someone else’s dream?

Is it your dream or goal?

When we are young, we are easily moldable. Often we want to please our parents, friends, or other adults around us. What if you are told you have great potential in many areas? This can sound amazing, but it also can be stressful. Sometimes when we juggle too much, everything in our hands falls. (This guy is hilarious by the way! 😂)

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Potential and Passion

Potential should hold the hand of passion. Identify what you are passionate about. What difference(s) do you want to make. Passion should be the root of your dreams and goals. Passion will win out over fear any day. Always make time for your passions. It only takes one step at a time. You may surprise yourself at what your potential may be.

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In summary, when you pursue your passion, your potential will never be wasted. The sky is the limit.

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P.S. This is what happens when you juggle passion, potential, and your dreams/goals together.

Image credit: Buzz Feed (For some reason, she reminds me of Katniss Everdeen!)

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24 thoughts on “Potential and Passion

  1. I have read Maddie’s post. Her post has wonderful and logical thoughts. You have crafted this well in your post too. I feel that your focus is more on mitigating the negative essence of being potential and convert it to a strength. Thanks for this well-thought-out post.

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    1. Thank you! I thought Maddie is a brilliant girl. Powerful mind. I always try and use every opportunity in life and convert it into a strength. It’s not always easy to do. Thanks for reading. 😃​

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      1. You are welcome Ipuna 🙂
        You have a great energy, and I am sure that you have e great life because of that.I believe that we are energy beings and if we have positive energy our hole life will be positive and via versa 🙂

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        1. Thanks, Ben! I’ve heard that from other people (about my energy). What a great compliment! Energy definitely affects my life. 95% of the time it’s positive, so that helps a ton! I do have a good life, but I think life isn’t easy. It’s what you make of it, right? 😀 I think you have great and calm energy which probably helps you have a good life too.


          1. You are welcome. I can tell.I can feel the human energy at a distance,and your is very strong.Life is not easy, I agree with you .It is hard sometimes. But also is great.Sometimes we must fight strongly, but we never, ever we should not surrender.Yes I have, calm energy, and also I have a great life.My every moment is great and I am always happy because I have develop a habit to be happy. We are born to be great,this is really not a phrase, and we must be great,be positive,be strong,therwise we are condemned to failure.

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