Be careful what you ask for. Most things aren't free. They come with a cost. Patience, for example, is an attribute that only comes from having to practice patience. So don't ask for patience unless you are prepared to go through some trying times. Reaching your full potential only comes from experiencing challenges and persevering through them. As with most things, however, the investment is worth the cost.
Lord, give me the strength that is required to go through what I need to go through to achieve my full potential.