We’ve all heard it a million times…or said it a time or two. But by golly…this is NOT a compliment.
The last thing on Earth you should hold your head high about…is potential!
Potential…is the energy associated with the position of an object. For all of the visual-lanties…imagine a drawn bow and arrow (yes I’m Native American…shoot me (I’m also the Queen of puns…bow :D) wow…sorry! :)) Where was I…ahhh yes…so when the arrow is in position to be released, then and only then, does it posses potential. It could potentially go _____ yds. or it could potentially return to rest. It all depends on the archer. In other words: potential…in and of itself…will get you no where.
What you want to embody…is kinetic. Kinetic energy is the energy of motion. It is only once the arrow is in motion that it can actually accomplish something. Best selling author Steven Pressfield recently said in an interview with Oprah: This is why I don’t sell anything, because ultimately you just have to do it. He was giving advice to people who feel stuck. You see…what you’re stuck in…is your potential. Of course it doesn’t help that every Tom, Dick, and Harry can’t stop themselves from pointing it out, totally oblivious that it is the ultimate insult. Because the truth of the mater is, we ALL have potential. And since none of us are physically positioned in some kind of spatial array of no relation, we ALL have the SAME potential. Tony Robbins has also paved the way in this arena. Unlike traditional motivational speakers, he forces you to literally do something different so that you can truly see what it takes to become something different. This is what we have to grasp in order to understand what’s holding us back and what it takes to hit our marks. We are the archers…all we have to do is let go.
So in my most over zealous, Kindergarten teacher, voice…beeeeeeeeeeeeeee KINETIC!
And with that…no question(s) today. Just that simple hope…for you…and for me.