I heard this song by Fiona Apple the other day and it really got me thinking about what it means when someone says you have potential. Usually, it’s an adult saying to a young person, hey you’ve got potential! I am quite sure that I never heard anyone say that to an older person. I wonder: Does potential expire? And if so when? And why?
And worse, what if no one ever says that to you? My point is, we can’t wait for someone to tell us we have potential or frame our vision of ourselves based on external pressures from family, society, the internet. Everyone has potential to influence the world even in very small ways.
Something to think about.
This is one of the reasons for Renny Run. All children have potential, and they should be able to think about all the options available to them, have the freedom to explore all sorts of identities. That’s why as Renny Run grows, we will offer an unlimited number of possibilities on our shirts. If you haven’t picked up on that yet, we are selling confidence not clothes, potential.
Who knows, maybe if we are supported this way when we are young, we will continue to explore our potential our entire lives.
I don’t know. I am not a psychologist, but maybe one day I will be.
Shameika said I had potential