My mom used to go to my parent-teacher conferences every year and my teachers all told her the same thing. They said I was a ” good student but I didn’t work up to my potential.” I got so sick of hearing that. What the heck did that even mean? How in the world could they know my potential if I’d never shown them?
Years later when I began to teach and mentor…I got it! Potential by my definition is all the things and stuff that you see in someone, all the things they are capable of becoming. Sometimes the person doesn’t know or can’t see the potential in themselves (yet).
Your parents, teachers at school, dance, church,etc., coaches, mentors, and even friends, can all see it. All the people who push you to try harder, beg you not to settle, and try to convince you that it’s ok to be different, they all see your potential.
The problem sometimes can be that the people who recognize your potential don’t know how to verbally express it. It can come across as parents, teachers, and coaches being mean or extra hard on you. The people who push you, challenge you or encourage you want you to work up to your potential.
The name of this blog and organization is LAUNCH because I want it to act as a springboard. Dreams, goals, and success are all obtainable, LAUNCH is here to help.