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In today’s episode about investing in others through stewarding your talent, I talk with you about how we all have potential.  I talk about how there are tons of tests and ideas about potential but it really boils down to a few things.  I also share how the potential you have matters more than you think.

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Episode 884 What’s The Potential
[00:00:00] Scott Maderer: [00:00:00] Thanks for joining me on episode 884 of the inspired stewardship podcast.
[00:00:07] Wade Galt: [00:00:07] I'm Wade Galt. I challenge you to invest in yourself, invest in others, develop your influence and impact the world by using your time, your talent and your treasures to live out your calling, having the ability to live, to work.
[00:00:22] Instead of working to live is key. And one way to be inspired to do that. Listen to this, the inspired stewardship podcast with my friend, Scott Maderer.
[00:00:33]Scott Maderer: [00:00:33] and the truth is all of these things have way more importance than you might think, because all too often, people never really reach their potential all too often. People never really get to the things that they really want out of life. Because they never take action to move themselves in that direction.
[00:00:57] Welcome. And thank you for joining us on [00:01:00] the inspired stewardship podcast. If you truly desire to become the person who God wants you to be, then you must learn to use your time, your talent and your treasures for your true column. In the inspired stewardship podcast. Go learn to invest in yourself, invest in others and develop your influence so that you.
[00:01:21] Can impact the world.
[00:01:24]And today's episode about investing in others through stewarding your talent. I talk with you about how we all have potential. I talk about how there are tons of tests and ideas about potential, but it really boils down to just a few things. And I also share how the potential you have matters way more than you think.
[00:01:44] You've heard me talk about developing your talent and what are the best ways to do that is through books. But if you're like most people today, it's hard to find the time to read. And that's why today's podcast is brought to you by audible. Go to [00:02:00] inspired stewardship.com/audible to sign up. And you can get a 30 day free trial.
[00:02:06] There's over 180,000 titles to choose from, and you can pick one and listen your way to developing your talents via audible. That's inspired stewardship.com/audible to get your free trial and listen to great books the same way you're listening to this podcast. You've probably heard that we all have potential, and I would agree with that.
[00:02:31] And you've also heard that there are people that have wasted their potential. The truth is that a lot of times when we think of potential, we think of an internal, hidden talent. We think of that thing that we're so good at or gifted at that this is our potential, that thing that we can do amazingly well with minimal effort.
[00:02:54] But that's not really what potential means potential, at least in the way I [00:03:00] define it is more about your mental strengths. It's more about your willpower. It's more about how you set out and achieve things that you desire than it is about your talent or your gifting. There are tons of tests out there and ideas about potential, but it really boils down to taking a few
[00:03:22] simple
[00:03:23] Scott Maderer: [00:03:23] steps and actions simple, but not easy.
[00:03:28] The truth is finding our potential because it's a path because it's a journey because it's not something that you can usually do just by taking a test. And this identifies what your potential is. Forever. It's not a number that we can boil down to. It's not a single thing instead. It's about the actions that we take to get our desires.
[00:03:53] So here are the steps to actually figuring out not your talent, not your gifting, but your [00:04:00] potential first is listen to your inner voice. Listen. To what your body and mind and soul are telling you is worth working for. What are the things that your body and mind and soul say are worthy of doing and putting effort towards make a list of things that you want, make a realistic list, make something that you want.
[00:04:26] To really have, but put some level on it that makes it something that you can achieve. And odds are really good that you're going to try to make that list smaller than it should be, because we actually have the potential to reach way more than we. I think that we're going to this as have to be something that you think you're great at this, doesn't have to be something that you particularly have talent in, but it's the reason that you want something and it's the something that you want.
[00:04:59] And then [00:05:00] begin taking small actions towards it. Begin to practice. If you want to get better at singing. Begin practicing singing. If you want to get better at writing, begin to practice writing whatever skill it is, whatever knowledge it is, begin to take small steps towards gaining that begin to put time and energy and effort into it.
[00:05:24] Begin to define the goals that you have. What is it going to look like when you achieve that? What is the intention behind it? What is the value behind it? And what is the cost? What are you willing to give up to get that result? Because the truth is everything that we do. We give up something and then begin to set milestones, begin to figure out what is the path towards this thing?
[00:05:51] What are the big steps that I need to achieve? How can I break this down into smaller parts and smaller segments? Remember I [00:06:00] talked before about experimenting. This is when you begin to experiment with ways to move in that direction. You have to learn to accept your failures as well, because the truth is you are going to fail along this journey.
[00:06:13] And that's an okay thing. As long as you're learning and growing and moving down the path. And lastly, you need to begin to celebrate your successes, learn to hold out those things that you do and hold them up and celebrate them. Celebrate the successes, celebrate finding problems. Celebrate. All of these things because they all make you learn.
[00:06:39] And the truth is all of these things have way more importance than you might think, because all too often, people never really reach their potential. All too often. People never really get to the things that they really want out of life. Because they never take [00:07:00] action to move themselves in that direction.
[00:07:03] They keep it as a dream instead of a goal, they keep it as something that is out there because the truth is most people are so afraid of failure and so afraid of success that they don't want to take action towards it, because if they do then by definition, They've already begun to fail, but that isn't true because we're a member we're to redefining failure as learning.
[00:07:27] And as long as you're learning, you're making progress on the journey towards your potential. So I ask you this, what is it that you really desire? What is the potential that you want to begin to unlock today?
[00:07:41]Thanks so much for listening to the inspired stewardship podcast as a subscriber and listener, we challenge you to not just sit back and passively listen, but act on what you've heard and find a way to live your calling. If you liked this [00:08:00] episode on the stewardship of talent, you can go over to inspired stewardship.com/talent and sign up for our five week series on the stewardship of talent.
[00:08:12] Or if you're in the U S you can text four, four, two, two, two talent tips. That's talent tips to four four, two, two, two, and get those tips until next time. Invest your time. Your talent and your treasures develop your influence and impact the world. .


In today's episode, I talk with you about:

  • How we all have potential... 
  • How there are tons of tests and ideas about potential but it really boils down to a few things...
  • How the potential you have matters more than you think...
  • and more.....

Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.
― Roy T. Bennett

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