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Musings & Meanderings

A big deal is made of potential. It’s as if it is this hugely important thing in someone’s life that should be treasured. You hear of it all the time right from an early age in school.

“Iain has so much potential.”

But surely everyone ‘has so much potential.’  After all, by definition potential is what is possible as opposed to what is actual; and as we all hear so often, anything is possible.

I’ve been thinking about potential a lot lately. It is pretty much a wonderful thing, as most concepts are, but how can the potential be turned into the actual. This first blog post is coming at a time when I feel on the cusp of things. A time where all the potential that was referred to in my time at school seems to have come together to form a strange energy that has to be released. Just as potential energy can change into kinetic, light, heat etc; it feels like all of this potential in me is screaming to metomorphosize into another form, that of actuality.

Of course as mentioned above, all of this is conceptual. Ideas and feelings are all well and good and possibly what separates us from the rest of the animal kingdom but they don’t change your life without the action. I guess that’s the point of this post, and by extension this blog. When something is written in print and presented to the world it has taken the first step into moving from potential to actual and I intend to turn as much of my potential into actual success, happiness and prosperity. I want to move my life from where I am to where I want to be. It won’t be an easy task, and I’ll probably need the support of anyone who deigns to read or subscribe, but hopefully by joining me on a journey others can be inspired to get rid of as much of their potential as possible by turning it into actual reality.


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