realize potential

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.
See also: potential, realize
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"People are now beginning to realize potential revolutions are now on the doorstep of the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council), whereas previously they were one step removed," said the Dubai analyst.
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They include computer-assisted ordering to realize potential improvements across the value chain, such as cost savings, lower inventories, improved product availability and higher levels of customer satisfaction.