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Kaleb Roberts

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Have you realized your potential?

How did you do it?
Did you just one day wake up, work hard and suddenly you're at the top? Or are you struggling every day, not realizing it, sitting at a desk, watching these TED video's and praying for a better life.

If I may ask, what are your individual stories behind your passion and potential?
Was it starting a company in you're basement, knowing that you could do something better? Or inside a multi-billion dollar company starting in the mail room, then suddenly working on the thirtieth floor?

People's stories, especially on topics like this, really really interest me. I want to learn from them, so maybe I can realize my potential. Any thoughts?


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    Dec 22 2012: One can never "realize" the full potential because as a person grows so does their potential.

    I build resilience into my life meaning I keep learning so I can respond to opportunity and by being prepared I can bounce back from any adversity. Financial resilience is at the core of realizing ones potential. Once we develop a residual income that frees us from a "job" we can devote our time and resources to accomplishing what is important to us.

    When we reach our goal, we set a new one. When we move each day a bit closer to our goal, we are living our life to its full potential.

    In Hawaii, we call it living pono. It is living a life in balance with all things, in harmony with our environment and with those around us. Creating strong, trusting relationships is vital in our lives. Without them, we cannot live our life to its full potential. Working alone, we are limited. Working together, we can create miracles.

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