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Potential – 50th Good Word in the “Good Words Project”

Updated on October 9, 2016

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Potential is the 50th Good Word in this series of Good Words, from Jo Goldsmith (Jo_Goldsmith11) from her “Light to Love--Good Words Project” Jo encourages each one of us to tap into our God given Potential to develop and strengthen our talent, whatever it may be.

To never give up our desire to be the best most beautiful creative writers we can be, and to inspire us to live up to our God given potential as human beings, to be what we were put here to be.

The meaning of potential

Possible, Latent, Likely, Budding, Prospective, Would-be

Google's definition:

adjective: potential

1.having or showing the capacity to become or develop into something in the future."a two-pronged campaign to woo potential customers" synonyms: possible , likely , prospective , future , probable ; More latent , inherent , undeveloped

"a potential source of conflict"

noun: potential; plural noun: potentials

1. latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success or usefulness.

"a young broadcaster with great potential"

synonyms: possibilities, potentiality, prospects.


What Potential means to me

It is what we as human beings are capable of doing and the ability to see and become what we are meant to be.

Potential

© by Shyron Shenko


Potential is the ability to begin

It is always there, from who knows when

To cultivate and nourish

The God given talent that lies within


Potential is to see the possibility

Of what our life is meant to be

And then to have the drive

To reach our goals for which we strive


Potential is to persevere

To continue on and face each fear

To keep reaching higher and never stop

Not even when you reach the top


Potential is a gift to me and you

It is our talent to be tapped into

For our life

To see it through


Potential is our talent

We have deep inside

Which is useless

If we haven't tried

.............Nourish it!

Star Trek Future

© 2015 Shyron E Shenko

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      8 weeks ago from Texas

      My dear friend Au fait, thank you for the comments.

      I am loving the warmer weather.

      Blessings my friend.

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      C E Clark 

      2 months ago from North Texas

      Everyone comes into this world with so much potential. What happens to it? So many people (including me) never rise to their full potentials. If everyone just took care of their own little corner of the world, doing their very best with what they have to work with, what a difference it could make!

      Hope you're enjoying the warmer weather. Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      11 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comment and compliments, I really appreciate you.

      I know exactly what you mean about people who have lost the will to live up to their God given Potential. I don't think it is laziness, just weary from trying to find a way to fit into a world that is moving too fast and they are losing sight of what they know how to do or maybe it is the heat.

      Blessings and hugs my dear friend.

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      C E Clark 

      11 months ago from North Texas

      Nowadays people not only don't ever reach their potential in any area where they are especially gifted, but they don't even come close. So many people have told me over the last few years that they don't know this or that and don't want to know. How to figure 10% of any number, for example. Basic knowledge and skills and people no longer want to know. They prefer to be at the mercy of those who do know -- or the government. Can you believe it?

      Well done. I hope everyone reads this and thinks hard about it. Sharing on Awesome HubPages. I'm staying alive, but not so cool. At 100º and more it cools down very little at night. Blessings and hugs to you my friend . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you again for the comment, Sharing and compliment. I just realized some people don't have any potential to reach. Highland Court, across the road cut our waterline today, I realized it when I went to the Charter Review meeting. They want to figure out new ways to get rid of the Councilmen they don't like.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend.

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      C E Clark 

      2 years ago from North Texas

      Came back to visit this exceptional poem again. Don't know what more I can say beyond what I have already said. Most people never reach their potential in anything they are capable of. Hope all will read this and think about something they could do that would stretch them out of their comfort zone and bring them closer to their potential. Sharing

      Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you so very much for the comment and sharing.

      I hope you are staying dry, it rained really hard this morning.

      Blessings and hugs my dear friend

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      C E Clark 

      2 years ago from North Texas

      Everyone has so much potential. Imagine if we all did even a quarter of what we are capable of . . .

      Sharing this of course.

      Hope you are enjoying the cooler weather and not overdoing. Blessings and hugs my friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for the comments. I hope it cools off soon.

      Working outside on the fence

      got to go

      Blessings and hugs.

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      C E Clark 

      2 years ago from North Texas

      I want to say one of your best,

      It is true,

      But you have so many bests,

      Which one to choose?

      There, a rhyme on (or is it off?) the cuff.

      Sharing this again.

      What lovely cool weather Wednesday and Thursday! I slept all night after we talked. I hope you've been able to enjoy the cool. I can understand if a person is used to that 100+ weather s/he might need a jacket when it drops 20-30 degrees unexpectedly.

      Trying to catch up today. Take care dear friend. Blessings to you both.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Patricia, thank you so much for the comment, complement, thumb up, for sharing and for the Angels.

      Blessings and Hugs to you dear friend.

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      Patricia Scott 

      3 years ago from sunny Florida

      Spot on, Shyron. It is indeed a gift is it not? taking the possibility of becoming and using it is our challenge.

      Awesome awesome

      Voted up up and away

      Many Angels are on the way this evening ps

    • Shyron E Shenko profile imageAUTHOR

      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Susie, thank you for the comment. I am happy that you love my poems for the good words.

      Blessings and Hugs to you.

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      Susie Lehto 

      3 years ago from Minnesota

      Potential is a "good word" and we should try to live up to our potentials and more if possible. Needless to say a challenging word and hub. I love your short little poems, Shyron.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Kevin, thank you for the comment, thumbs up, pin and for sharing. You my dear friend are awesome.

      Peace be with you too Kevin.

      Blessings and Hugs.

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      The Examiner-1 

      3 years ago

      Peace be with you Shyron. This verse had so much potential in it that besides being lost for words to say about it, I believe that the ideas for two Hubs which I may write came to me. I voted thumbs up+++, went across the board (except F); shared it, and pinned it several times.

      Kevin

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Dear Larry, thank you for the compliment and comment. I do appreciate you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Jo, Sis, I thank you for believing in me, I thank you for the comments, sharing on FB and HP for the up-votes.

      Love and hugs right back to you ((((((((((( Jo-Sis ))))))))))) and a mountain of blessings.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Dear Flourish,

      Thank you for the comment, I am so glad you enjoyed this. I really appreciate you.

      Blessings and hugs.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Dear Faith,

      Thank you for the compliment, comments, up votes, pinning and sharing. I am glad you were surprised.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend.

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      3 years ago from Texas

      Peggy W,

      Thank you so much for the comment and compliment. I believe you are right about improving on what the meaning of almost anything means for each of us.

      Blessings and Hugs to you dear friend.

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      Larry Rankin 

      3 years ago from Oklahoma

      We all have the potential to do great things. Wonderful hub.

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 

      3 years ago

      I knew you had it in you Sis! Your great potential is in your poetry~!

      I thank you for blessing me this Saturday afternoon~! Shared this on FB and HP. UP she goes=Beautiful, Awesome, Useful and so wonderful to read! yea~:-)) Love & hugs for you...((((((((((( Shyron-Sis )))))))))))

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      FlourishAnyway 

      3 years ago from USA

      I enjoyed your positive words here. Each of us has potential. We just have to rise to the occasion and be willing to invest.

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      Faith Reaper 

      3 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Shyron,

      You do have a gift in addressing each "Good Word" so well through your poetry.

      When I first saw the email and read your title, silly me, I thought you were writing about having trouble publishing a "potential" Good Words Hub, LOL, then of course after reading, I realized "Potential" is the Good Word.

      I am delightfully surprised.

      Up ++++ pinning and sharing

      God bless you lovely lady

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      C E Clark 

      3 years ago from North Texas

      I don't know how you come up with so many poems with just the right words to express your thoughts. Surly that is one of your natural talents. I don't believe I could do it, and that's the truth. Another excellent poem. Voted up, BAUI, pinned to AH and shared on HP.

      Hope all is well there. Take care . . .

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      Peggy Woods 

      3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I like your little lines of poetry explaining what the word 'potential' means to you. Until we draw our last breath we probably can always improve upon what that meaning holds for each of us as individuals. This Good Word series suits you! :)

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