#237-1. The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world's problems.
#237-2. Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct from ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.
-A. N. Whitehead
#237-3. There is something that is much more scarce, something finer far, something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.
Unrealized potential is a basic fact of life. Sometimes we are more comfortable with our imagined hidden talents than to risk trying to act on it.
Acting wisely is less common than knowing and understanding something. Action for the sake of action is quite common.
Recognizing talent in others is an obvious requirement for managers but it helps all of us in knowing who to choose as role models, as friends to hang out with, as partners to seek help from.