Thursday, February 28, 2013


(This post is a result of conversations I have had recently and maybe a lack of sleep
but I strive for honesty and rejoice in moments of personal revelation.)

What is your potential?
How do you measure one's potential?
IQ tests?
Assessment or aptitude tests?
Is there a scale or 
gauge one can use?


Potential is not something that can be simply 
exists in each one of us.

What image comes to mind when 
you think of 

A baby about to take her
first step?
 A student upon graduation?
A young couple exchanging vows?

Is there a timeline on one's potential?

Laura Ingalls Wilder published her first 
book at 64.
Grandma Moses began painting at 76.
Rachel Carson published Silent Spring at 55.
Julia Child was 49 when her first 
cookbook was published.

can occur any time
at any age.

Personal moments of greatness
can take an all too familiar shape 
and get overlooked.

In the midst of a disagreement with
your spouse you stop
to really

When a child misbehaves
you give her a hug
calm reasoning
rather than

Preparing a nourishing meal
for those you

Helping a stranger in need.

If you get stuck in the
mind set that 
takes a 
"better now or never"
"the clock is ticking" stand...
you have successfully 
placed limitations upon
If you believe that
then you have
also inadvertently put restrictions
on others and may be
missing out on all they have to 

Reaching your full potential...
your definition of greatness...
in every aspect of life
is something to strive for
until your last breath.

Our society often looks to the
young for innovation
and out-of-the-box

Thomas Edison applied for his last patent
at age 83.

We look to the young
in matters of physical

Fauja Singh retires from marathon running
at age 103.

I ask you...
is your clock ticking?
Is your time to shine
coming to a close?

resides within you.

Your potential for greatness
never diminishes.

So breathe.
right now.
Take a deep inhale
and a slow exhale
and feel the 

Because no matter how old you get
you will always be
a child.

1 comment:

  1. "Teach us to number our days aright, that we may gain a heart of wisdom...Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad for all our days." Ps. 90:12,14