It's interesting to think of our potential in specifics rather than generalities. For instance, we can think about our potential for writing well. The strength of our potential for writing is equal to how well we have learned to write well, through reading, expert guidance and practice. Little learning equals little potential. We grow our potential through learning.
The focus on growing our potential in any ability through learning is the opposite of a deficiency approach to our weaknesses. We don't will our way out of weaknesses. We learn our way into new levels of potential. This is true for any ability we want to begin or strengthen in mastery and consistency.