My Full Potential

This week’s Five Minute Friday prompt is “potential”. That definitely has me thinking. Kate Motaung, the woman behind the FMF challenge, wrote about the potential in a nine-month-old child. The potential to become anything. I loved this perspectve.

I am 32-years-old. Does this mean I can no longer grow? Not at all! My full potential is still waiting for me to unpack the gift that it is.

The prompt had me thinking. Often, one’s full potential is determined in terms fo success, of how much money you make, how many college degrees you’ve got, etc. At least it’s in my case. As such, I still do not feel that I’ve reached my full potential.

In other respects though, I have. I have for the most part let go of the limiting power of thhis “full potential” rhetoric that values success over happiness. I would very much like to grow, but not when it’s enforced by other people’s seemingly “objective” standards of what my potential should be.

This, as always, took me more than five minutes to write. I’m not that fast of a writer yet. Maybe I’ll be able to reach that goal at some point. Maybe not. We’ll see.

2 thoughts on “My Full Potential

  1. I am rubbish at keeping to 5 minutes too! I’m 52 years old and still working on reaching my full potential! God bless you for your words.
    Your FMF Neighbour #54

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  2. Yes, I often miss the 5 minute mark, but I am seeing improvement in my ability to stream my words together. We are developing our potential as writers. You are right. We should not view ourselves according to the world’s standards.

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