1. The complete development and utilization of a person or things inherent qualities, abilities or capacities. Without development and utilization, a person’s full potential cannot be realized. This typically requires education, training, and practice. Coaching and mentoring can accelerate the realization of a person’s full capability as well as assist with the discovery of what’s possible. 2. A fully-realized, self-actualized person is considered to be operating at close to, or at their full potential, or optimum.