Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Potential


This billboard was ironically outside the hotel I was staying at while attending a workshop. I was down in South Carolina this past week working on a green building certification and seeing this billboard gave me much pause for thought. What is potential and is it a fixed element or are the possibilities endless? One definition of potential is the inherit ability or capacity for growth, development, or coming into being. "Coming into being", I really like the sound of that and inherit is to gain as one's right or portion. Another definition is existing in possibility, capable of development into actuality. This signifies to me that an action is required. Just imagine that whatever we can dream our life to be is just right there waiting to be claimed if we just step up and go for it. We are only limited by our vision and our determination to bring it into being.

8 comments:

  1. What a fantastic billboard!!! And such truth...as are your thoughts on what potential means. I think action is required when it comes not just to potential but to so many things in life. Great post!

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  2. As in...God helps those who help themselves.

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  3. You are so right. "What can be" becomes "what is" by vision and action and a lot of hard work.

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  4. And then I wrote about potential today. The word is surely floating about.

    I tried to go to your other blog when you commented on mine a few weeks back and couldn't make it. So, I persisted today and I'm glad to find you here so I can say, "Hi, nice to meet you and thank you for stopping by."

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  5. I've been thinking on the topic of potential and dreams/desires and making things happen...had I seen that billboard I would have thought someone was trying to tell me something!

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  6. A great reminder--potential is reality!

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  7. My kind of thinking...we get up every day with a choice whether to be happy or sad. We get to choose how our day will go and what kind of day it will be. There are no limits to our happiness, unless we put them on ourselves.

    Love the billboard!!

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