You were born with potential.
My mother recently sent me a card she had saved for me written by my paternal grandmother, Mabel Wildman, in 1979, I was 16 years old that year. What seemed as totally random were the last two sentences,
Don't be afraid to fly. It's the only way to go.
Reading those words at any other time of my life I would have thought she meant air travel! But what did she really mean? I'm choosing to believe she meant it much the same as my favorite Rumi phrase.