Potential vs Potency

7 Feb

Potential vs Potency

Potential is what’s possible
The things you may achieve
But it takes more than wishful thoughts
And saying you believe

There is a difference between having
A great deal of potential
And being potent and that thing
Is utterly essential

The key component to unlocking
The door of potency
Is how much gumption you have got
And if you are gutsy

Having talent does no good
If all you do is wait
And sit and hope that someone will
Discover you are great

There comes a point when one must tell
Themselves the brutal truth
Potential is a good excuse
For those who still have youth

But if the years are passing by
And talent’s still implied
Don’t you think it’s time you got
Up off the couch and tried?

Potency is when potential
Is put into motion
Possibility’s replaced
With hard work and devotion

No more plans of what you’ll do
And no more boastful talk
Ceasing with the aspirations
Then walking the walk

And doing what you’ve always had
The potential to do
Talking a big game but also
Following it through

Don’t just sit and wait for your
Big break to come about
The world is filled with people who
Have talent and just pout

That nothing ever comes their way
That opportunity
Never knocks at their front door
And they cannot foresee

That it never will arrive
That they must get up first
That success won’t come about
Unless it is coerced

With effort and with discipline
With courage and resolve
Only then can potential
To potency evolve

                           ~Miro

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3 Responses to “Potential vs Potency”

  1. Sue Dreamwalker February 9, 2019 at 5:57 am #

    Dear Miro, Love that you are back in WP, Its been a while and you chose to come back while I am not paying as much attention to WP..
    🙂 Indeed we all should be tapping into our potential and begin to see we are all capable of so much more, if we get up off our couch and try!..
    Wishing you well my friend, and so good to see a comment from you on my blog.
    Sending well wishes Miro.. 🙂
    Have a beautiful weekend 🙂

    • Miro February 9, 2019 at 8:58 am #

      Hello Sue! So nice to be back! And great to hear from you again too. WP was a wonderful creative outlet for years and it’s nice to revisit some of these ideas. Hope you have a wonderful weekend, my friend! 🙏

      • Sue Dreamwalker February 9, 2019 at 5:12 pm #

        Good to see you back, and you returned more or less when I decided to visit less. LOL.. You too enjoy!

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