Have you thought about your potential and the possibility that you could be doing way more than you’re doing right now?
Recently, 27-year-old Simona Halep made history by becoming the first Romanian to win Wimbledon, in a game that was riveting to watch.
Her stunning display on the tennis court took so many people by surprise. She instantly became an inspiration.
Here’s an excerpt from one of her interviews right after the game.
ESPN Interviewer: Outside of celebrations, how are you hoping your message will inspire other men and women in your nation?
Simona Halep: I think I can inspire the kids to believe more – to be more positive. Romania is not a very positive country. The people are very talented but they don’t really trust themselves that they are able to do great things.
You know me and my interest in helping people unlock their hidden potentials. It is the main subject of my upcoming book “Drawn with Threads“. So, there was no way I was going to miss that tiny piece of nugget in her interview.
Immediately she said it, my ears perked up. I actually went online to find the video (starts from 5:09), so I could listen to it again and transcribe what Simona said.
The point is, I believe we all have creative potential, including you – my friend. And the incredible thing is there’s something really awesome about potentials of any kind.
When potential is released, it causes motion.
Whether it be creative potential, athletic potential, business potential or whatever type of potential – it never grows old. When it is released, it results in some kind of motion.
And the thing about motion is that it creates tangible results.
For example, when you have a ball sitting on a table, it contains potential. But that potential is hidden. It’s not until it moves in the air and smashes through a window that you realize it’s ability.
In much the same way, you’ve got creative potential. And it’s not until you unleash it, that the world will know your creative abilities. Just for a moment ask yourself – “what will happen when I release my own creative potential?”
But the thing is before you can unleash your potential, you have to believe that you have the potential in the first place. Without that belief, there’s no incentive for you to even make the effort to release your potential. In other words, if you don’t have that “can-do-spirit”, you can’t do it.
That is what Simona was saying in that interview.
So many of us can do more than we’re currently doing, but we don’t believe in our potentials.
Let’s continue with the ball analogy I was making earlier. We know that releasing our potentials will result in motion. But it’s not until we see and hear the ball make an impact with the window will we know the power of that potential.
In the same way, we can’t accurately estimate the size of the impact you’ll have when you unlock your creative abilities until you actually make that impact. But before you make whatever impact you will make, you need to set your ball in motion. Because the truth is:
Without motion, there’s no impact.
Moving in a positive direction can mean different things for different people. For you, it may mean finding help so that you can start using your creative skills. Or prioritizing and making time for the things which give you creative joy. Or putting your money where your heart is and hiring a coach to walk you through how to do the things you desire to do.
Whatever forward motion looks like for you, the important thing is, without motion, you’ll not release your potential. And without releasing your potential you’ll not make an impact.
So, the question is, what are you waiting for?
It’s not about whether you’ve got potential or not. Because you’ve got it. As Simona said, there are many talented kids in Romania like her. However, she’s the only one from her country who’s ever won Wimbledon.
So, the question again is, what are you waiting for?
You can start by believing in your potential today. Then take that positive step forward!!!