Reblog: Potential is unrealized attainment – nothing more and nothing less…


By David Kanigan
http://davidkanigan.com/2012/04/20/potential-is-unrealized-attainment-nothing-more-and-nothing-less/#comment-4892

Potential is unrealized attainment – nothing more and nothing less…

April 20, 2012 By David Kanigan 1 Comment

I’m a long standing member of the Mike Myatt fan club. Yet, I held off sharing this after trying to talk myself out of it. Contrived…maybe. Heard it before? Certainly. Many times. Believe it? Completely. I thought some of us could use an extra kick this morning to finish off the week…so here it is. I encourage you to click through on this post from Mike Myatt: “The Myth of Potential” to get the full essence of his message. Here’s (more than) a few nuggets:

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■We all have potential.
■Many simply choose to do nothing about it
■A rare few will maximize their potential
■(We) are fed a steady diet of potential from the moment we are born
■Potential affords no surety of outcome, it merely offers hope
■While hope can clearly serve as an inspiration, it can also become a delusion
■Leaders should place less stock in potential and focus on effort and outcome
■Cold hard truth is you’re not special because of your potential.
■You’re special because of your dogged pursuit of your potential
■You’re even more special when you achieve your potential.
■We should not be starved for potential leaders, but be very, very hungry for real leaders.
■Smart leaders should be more interested in high character, high achievement, high engagement and high performance than high potential.
■Reward performance not potential.
■Studies show little correlation between potential and actual attained success.
■Studies do show a high correlation between work ethic, performance and success.
■Realizing potential takes focus, determination, and dedication – it takes work.
■Potential is unrealized attainment – nothing more and nothing less.
■Are you committed?
■Are you committed to put in the energy and effort necessary to realize your potential, or will you squander your potential? (Will you talk about it or do it?)

Live & Learn

I’m a long standing member of the Mike Myatt fan club.  Yet, I held off sharing this after trying to talk myself out of it.   Contrived…maybe.  Heard it before?  Certainly.  Many times.  Believe it?  Completely.  I thought some of us could use an extra kick this morning to finish off the week…so here it is.  I encourage you to click through on this post from Mike Myatt: “The Myth of Potential” to get the full essence of his message.  Here’s (more than) a few nuggets:


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