March 25, 2011

Having potential alone wont make you great, what you do with it, depending on the “heart work” you put into it, is what turns that “God given gift” into something truly amazing!

Lauren Ellis

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"You’ve got potential kid"…

For as long as I can remember my teachers, coaches and parents would congratulate and reward me with the same speech of the potential I had. During my earlier years, I am sure I hadn’t a clue what they meant. As I got older though, those words meant more to me. “Potential,” what a great thing, I thought. However, it wasn’t till one day when I was struggling pitching during a high school softball game that my mom told me that having potential was a blessing, but not an ability that would grow if I didn’t put work into it.

She said, “you can have all the potential in the world, but if you are only ok with that, you will go no where and your potential will mean nothing. If you continuously work and put your heart and soul into the gift you where given however, you will do great things and become someone truly spectacular!” It was then I realized that for so long, I thought I had “the gift” already. I thought my potential is what made me stand out and be something special, but the truth was, I was completely wasting it. I didn’t do anything about it. I thought I was pretty cool with all that potential, but really I was just another person, wasting away time because I didn’t know what it meant to have it. 

Now that I am in College, I realize, in order to get through these classes I will not just be able to cross my fingers and get by with what I already know. I have to study, put time in, and to work hard. I don’t want to be a good student with potential. I want to be a  great student that puts thought into all she does, learns the material and graduates with well deserved grades because of what she did with her potential.

Potential is not the gift, its the tool that can help you climb your way to success. Success is the reward in the end. 

I hope that the lesson is learned sooner for others, but even if you dont learn it till your well over your younger days it can benifit your life and cause you to do great things. 

So when God gives you a gift… what will you choose to do with it? 

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