I think human potential can be defined as hidden, unrealized or unused inner talent. Potential is a magic power that can change our lives. Within us, there is an infinite world of talents, powers, beliefs and capabilities. Human beings are a very special creature which their full potential has not been discovered yet!
As you know, there are no identical fingerprints on earth. It can possibly mean we have unique souls which are obtained from a heavenly source. You probably have met a friend who is really talented in drawing, one who is excellent in communication, a very talented athlete or probably a friend of yours who is naturally good at playing music instruments. They easily impress everyone with their amazing performance. They own this amazing power which they can demonstrate and amaze everyone.
Many people though are still unhappy and looking for happiness. They may spend many years trying to find what they love to do. They might sense that something is going on, some talent is to be discovered and enjoyed. Once man finds his favorite activity, profession or job life finds a different meaning afterwards.
The simply looking “human potential” discussion might reflect its effect in much bigger spectrum. It is presented in socioeconomic sciences that social processes are formed by economic activity1 that is directly linked to human potential. An entrepreneur, small businesses and local factories all can drive the economic cycles of a community and make big changes.
Nevertheless lack of capital, ignorance, poverty or illiteracy and many more items could be the main drivers of underdevelopment. The least developed countries (LDC) based on the UN, represent the countries with the lowest socioeconomic indicators.
Therefore many skilled people are unfortunately ignored or they will not be able to access funds, loans, educational and health services.
By considering our individual talents and the unique internal power inside us, we are free to take a path towards our redemption. Once human potential is discovered and flourished, a social community can easily find its path towards development and growth.
Social development is a win-win situation for everyone. Providing potable water in a remote Asian suburb or creating sustainable job opportunities in an African country brings positive changes to the whole world. Development of a community, reduced illegal immigration, creates local jobs, brings equal income opportunities and so on.
We can enter in a state of awareness in which we start to live differently. We can help ourselves by helping others. It’s impossible to turn a candle on for another one and yet stay in darkness.
Why not spending the “personal talent” for “social benefit”? As a unite community, everyone should be able to find his “inner potential” and flourish it. Also some people might play the leadership role. Special people among us such as sport champions, well known artists, public faces and celebrities are expected to participate more and more in social transformation. Angelina Jolie2 and David Beckham3 are two examples. Inequality, poverty, women rights and many such issues can be more easily treated if the “special people” who has “personal talent” start to play a bolder role.
SwissJumpRope as an athletic campaign seeks for two important targets:
One: We can start using our talent to do a positive activity that benefits many people. We can do fundraising for a good cause, provide free tutorials for those who want to learn something, share our food with someone in need. There’s no rule neither a limit. You can choose your favorite way to turn on a candle for others. It’s up to you!
Two: We can help others find their own talent, work on it and flourish it. This way many the talent is shared among many more people and this cycle never stops. For instance, what SwissJumpRope is focusing on is to promote local associations which provide loans to local people. By the use of microloans, we hope that the loan borrowers take one step toward unlocking their potential!