I met this man in 2006/7 in Johannesburg and subsequently on several occasions with each meeting being a full story on its own (more on that later). He left a restlessness in my spirit that has made me reach deeper and deeper within, all in a quest to live completely emptied out, to strive for heights and reach to depths in the higher call never before personally attained. To never settle for yesterday’s victories.
Yesterday’s accolades are your potential’s greatest enemies, he taught and I agree fully.
A few days ago, a friend/client was telling me she heard how brilliant I had been in school, achieving top grades, and graduating with distinction. Lol I said, that was 25 years or so ago and it wasn’t even a distinction. It doesn’t matter, she said, you were still great. To that I muttered, please don’t cap my potential. Last night’s successes don’t count for me. I reach towards the higher call daily. My team at work know how restless I am. Good is not enough when great exists. Previous patterns are a box that can restrict and cage you.
Why settle for past accolades when there’s yet untapped potential, uncharted territory? Why keep threading the same worn paths when we carry the DNA of creativity and can generate new possibilities daily?
Folks, I’m restless, and refuse to be bound by past glory. Let’s together press towards the mark like Dr. Myles did, refusing to stop at one book, one country, one expression – he poured out his all.
And God helping us, so should we all who know for a fact that a clarion call has been sounded. Will you heed the call today? To live fully? To die Empty? To unleash your potential?
MM Quote: “The greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life that never realised its full potential.”
THE TRAGEDY OF PAST SUCCESSES: Potential is dormant ability…reserved power…untapped strength…unused success.. Hidden talents…capped capability. Not yet done…how far you can reach but haven’t reached… What you can accomplish but haven’t accomplished. Potential is unexposed ability and latent power.
Potential is therefore not what you’ve done, but what you are yet able to do! Dr. Myles Munroe