Last year, I attended the first ever Catalyst Canada Conference and it was a wonderful event – I sure thank God for the privilege of being there. I received many “nudges” and nuggets – I’ll share a few.
During one session, one of the moderators used the contraction “hi-po” (meaning “high potential”) – that was my first time of hearing that coinage. Well, the immediate opposite that came to mind was “hippo” so I decided to write on it – now I need to make it all stick…
It was interesting that in talking about being identified or, as one table put it, “picked” as high potential, their question was: “What happens if I am not picked?” There were a lot of nods around the room until one of the panellists burst the bubble and said: “A man would never think like that…because every man believes that he’s high potential – whether or not he is.” It just reiterated what I’ve always believed: “It all starts in the mind.” The Bible confirms it: "For as he thinks in his heart, so is he." (Prov 23:7a - NKJV). It also corroborates what Madea said: "It's not what you are called, it's what you are answer to..." that matters.
I then asked myself: Am I “Hi-Po” or a “Hippo”? I’ll explain the difference – the way I see it.