Potential is a French word that means that you’re not worth anything yet.
Motivation is also a French word. It means you haven’t done anything yet.
To reach your potential, skip the motivation and go straight to another French word: Faire.
Faire means to do; to work. Do that and make potential irrelevant.
Some might say life isn’t fair and you get what you get.
I say “faire” makes it right and for all the others, well, c’est la vie.