It is a fact that everything in life has potential. The apple has within itself apple seeds to grow apple trees; hence, in every seed, there is a tree. In every tree, there lies a forest. In every boy, there is a man and in every girl, there is a woman. It is easy to see that everything God created possesses potential.
Potential is what you can do, but have not done yet. It knows that you can reach the distance, but have not yet arrived. Potential can be defined as knowing that you are capable of achieving, yet you have not achieved.
My definition: potential is knowing that you have the ability and capacity of doing and being more than you are now.