Is an acronym for the following;
1- P for Potential
2- U for Uncovered
3- L for Leadership
4- S for Servanthood
5- E for Evaluation
I wanted to share with you the first topic of POTENTIAL and would love feed back on this topic. As a life-coach I believe that this acronym lays out very simply obtainable goals for moving forward in our lives. So here we go:
P for Potential
If you are breathing, you have the potential for doing many things: good, bad, and ugly. Cain had potential the day he murdered his brother, Abel. Cain had harbored and stored up toxic anger. Simply put, Cain’s needs were not being met, and he was not receiving the attention he wanted, which his brother Abel was. He woke up that day just like he did everyday, but something had poisoned the watering hole. This was bad, and it was ugly… but it was not good. He had the potential to do good or evil, and he chose the latter. This event has marked him for generations.
“If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”
How many people have stood at the edge of a gravesite and uttered these words, ”He/she had such great potential,” or watch an addict trash his or her sanity and family for one more fling with the devil by relapsing? The sad resounding truth is this: all who know him or her say, “He had such potential.” Both of these scenarios are as sad as they are commonplace, are they not?
You can play out many examples and even testify of your own accounts, with yourself or someone you know. Potenial begins upon the conception of life and never ceases until our last breath. You have potential. You have all that you will ever need to fulfill your greatest potential. Remember, however, that even the person with the greatest potential still has the same three basic needs, from the cradle to the grave. (Physical, emotional, spiritual needs) These needs outweigh the potential everytime. So to meet the potential and to ignore our needs spells failure. We will fall short of our potential just like we will not be able to drive a Chevrolet Suburban from Atlanta to Los Angeles on a quarter tank of gas.
Questions for discussion:
- What is your potential?
- What do you have the potential of doing in your lifetime?