realize (one's) potential(redirected from realized 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.
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.