A tennis ball resting on the ground has no potential energy.
Lift the tennis ball off the ground and it has some potential energy.
Bring the tennis ball on a helicopter ride and it has lots of potential energy.
Potential energy is stored and can be converted into different forms of energy. In this example, if the tennis ball is dropped on the helicopter ride, potential energy is converted into kinetic energy as it falls back to Earth.
We all have this stored energy called potential. Just like how I can lift a tennis ball to increase its potential we can increase our own potential too. One way, is by reading. Reading gives you the knowledge and inspiration to do amazing things. But you can read all the books you want but it doesn’t mean anything untl you convert that energy into experience.