• Michael Dahdal

Unrealised Potential

Updated: Jan 3, 2020


There is perhaps no greater tragedy than that of unrealised potential.

When you’re born, you’re essentially all potential.

You possess an array of physical potential,

Academic potential,

Professional potential,

Creative potential,

And dare I say even moral and spiritual potential.

More often than not, unfilled or unrealised potential is associated with career success - but I would argue it’s so much more than that.

It’s not so much about what you’ve managed to achieve (or not), but more so about what kind of person you’ve managed to become.

In not comparing yourself to others, but rather comparing yourself to who you were yesterday.

You actually have a choice.

You can approach the issue of potential by bouncing around and trying to do more and more.

Or you can simply be more present and get better, much better, at what you’re already doing.