"Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. "-Pope John XXIII
This has been on my mind a lot lately. Many of my friends have been going through a hard time recently. (Teen angst and all that.) And it got me thinking. When something unfortunate happens in you life, is it better to look at what has gone wrong or at what we can do in the future. For if we do not think of our frustrations, but rather our unfulfilled potential, what can go wrong. Yes, we do need to look at our mistakes, our wrongdoings, and the bad things that have happened. But if we become fixated on these things, then we lose sight of our hopes and dreams. So maybe I should get this printed on a card. That way, whenever someone I meet is spending just a little too much time thinking about what they have tried and failed in, maybe they will remember what is still possible to do.
1) not having fully utilized or exploited one's abilities or character.