OK, listen. before you hate…
In fairness, I can’t recommend Pessoa’s writings or endorse his philosophies. They just don’t line up with my world view or beliefs. At all.
But… this one isolated quote is great.
Potential is a beautiful thing, but it will remain potential unless it is leveraged to make plans, develop strategies and turned into actual work. Potential will never turn to success unless there is effort applied.
Potential is a deposit. A down payment. An investment. Potential is the beginning.
The question is, “What will you do with your potential?”
The question is, “Are you willing to take some risks?”
The question is, “What will you do to develop your potential?”
It’s easy to blame shift and come up with excuses for our own inability to develop in our giftings and abilities. The truth is, it’s on us. Nobody else. God has invested in you. He’s placed in you a deposit called potential. He placed it in you for you to develop it and grow it. He placed it in you to give you an opportunity to make an amazing contribution to this world. One that only you can make.
… I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back.’ “But the master replied, ‘You wicked and lazy servant! If you knew I harvested crops I didn’t plant and gathered crops I didn’t cultivate, why didn’t you deposit my money in the bank? At least I could have gotten some interest on it.’
(Matthew 25:25-27 NLT)
Don’t be that guy. Do something with your potential.
Turning your potential to success is your “water to wine” miracle.
It’s a set-up. A good set-up.
You can do this.
I believe in you.