Sunday, August 21, 2011

Word of the Week: Potential


Potential! Such a positive word.

I particularly like the second definition below: having possibility, capability or power.

When I stand and look at a scene like the one above, that's what comes to mind. Potential. Anything seems possible when you can stand and "drink in" the beauty and majesty of nature, the mountains, the waterways, the plants and flowers....

We should all strive to reach our full potential in life. It's something that I don't think anyone should ever give up on, whatever the circumstances, obstacles or detours along the way. Gifts and talents give us the potential to do so much.

 I've been paying a lot more attention to these thoughts in the past few years. Trying to speed up the process of getting some long sought after goals either in progress or completed. It is a life long pursuit isn't it? But one that needs to be kept in mind. Time flies....and so quickly. 

1. Capable of being but not yet in existence; latent: a potential problem.
2. Having possibility, capability, or power.
3. Grammar Of, relating to, or being a verbal construction with auxiliaries such as may or can; for example, it may snow.

1. The inherent ability or capacity for growth, development, or coming into being.
2. Something possessing the capacity for growth or development.
3. Grammar A potential verb form.
4. Physics The work required to move a unit of positive charge, a magnetic pole, or an amount of mass from a reference point to a designated point in a static electric, magnetic, or gravitational field; potential energy.
Definition: the Free Dictionary

PS: And some recent posts at my other blogs you might also enjoy:

My Poetic Path: Obsessions (for OSI)
Veggies,Yarns & Tails: Mr. Cheddar Stops In to Say...


Lorraine said...

I've been told so often that Ihad potential, but then people wanted to take me under their wings, but I couldn't I can only fly solo,and still so far from full potential, but it's mine

Mullin Avenue Workshop said...

Very true words here, Ger.
How inspiring to be surrounded by such beauty, as in the picture.

Anonymous said...

I was so lucky to have joined I Saw Sunday...having met you great people and your amazing blogs! Here is another reason I will return next week!

SandyCarlson said...

Yes! You have inspired me in many ways.

Anonymous said...

I like that shot, too.
This is a very positve word.
One I intend to keep in my mind this week.

Geraldine said...

Hi Lorraine, I KNOW you've got oodles of potential! There will always be people who encourage us and those that make us doubt our talents and worth. I'm focusing on the first group! Hope you do too.

Hi Brenda, It was a nice scene. I took this one quite a while ago, happened to find it while tidying up my flickr acct. recently, I had forgotten this one. Seen one mountain seen...LOL!

Hi Magic, And how nice of you to join us at OSI today. What a great prompt you stopped by for too.

Hi SandyC, Great to read this. Thanks Cupcake! LOL...I like that over at MPP.

Hi SandyL, I'm glad I've inspired you to keep this one in mind. It is a positive word, I agree.

Wishing you all a happy week, filled with good things, G

noel said...


yes this is a nice thing to be inspired by...the hard part is the action and laying out the plan to do something with that potential and thats were i think most of us lack the vision or effort. i'm in the process of a big project that takes alot of vision and effort.

Teri C said...

Yes, potential is a powerful word but only if we believe it and act on you are Geraldine.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that photo. Quite inspirational. Potential really is a word full of vastness and power. It can be hard to live up to our full potential as so many factors in life get in the way, but it certainly doesn't hurt to keep on trying!

Geraldine said...

Aloha Noel, I wish you every success with your project. Does it involve photography by chance? Just a guess!

Hi Teri, What would I do without you friend. Thanks for the lovely comment and all your encouragement, it means SO much.

Hi Sel, So very true Sel.
Try and try again. It's what we've got to do if we want to build on that potential and see hwo far we can go. Getting older helps to cement that truth I think, it certainly has for me. Time waits for no one....

Here's to reaching for all that potential!

Hugs, G

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