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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: Wouldn't a "yes" answer be tantamount to saying, "That's it. I can do no more."?
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      Dec 25 2012: I was more hoping that a yes would be an equivalent to "I can do more in this single direction what's next?" Although you are correct, my question doesn't reflect that.
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        Dec 26 2012: Thanks for a provocative question Mr. Roberts. In your reply here did you mean to say, "I can do NO more in this single direction what's next?" I can only speak for myself. I understood your question to be asking if I have done EVERYTHING I am capable of doing in this life, i.e. "realized my potential". If you did not intend the question to include such a wide scope my answer would be different depending on your revised wording. Thank you!
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          Dec 26 2012: I'm glad you find it provocative, it's nice to know people find my questions intriguing. Again, you are correct, for some reason that I fail to remember, I did not place the "No" in my revised question. So now you have me very curious as to what your answer will be.
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        Dec 26 2012: I guess my answer is not appreciably different. If the focus is on a specified area or task, and we say we have realized our potential therein, then we are saying it is unlikely that we will impact the issue anymore favorably than we already have. I remain reluctant to make such a statement. Ask me if I can surely accomplish a thing and I may answer, "I don't know." Ask me if I will surely try to accomplish a thing and I will answer, "I will."
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          Dec 26 2012: That is very wise, I've suddenly found some more food for thought..

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