realize (one's) potential

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realize (one's) potential

To perform to the utmost of one's abilities; to find as much success as is possible for one. "Potential" is often modified by "full" or "true." I wish you would realize your true potential instead of wasting your talents in this dead-end job. I've decided to start training with the Olympic team so I can realize my full potential.
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realize one's potential

to fulfill one's potential; to do as well as one possibly can. I hope I can get a good education so lean realize my potential.
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Driven, intelligent, and sweet-natured throughout her career, Wood made great movies like The Searchers and was nominated three times for an Oscar but never quite seemed to realize her potential. Still, you have to love a woman who can focus intensely on her career even as a teenager, as one great anecdote makes clear.