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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 30 2012: I do not believe a person has one potential. We have several and perhaps one more stronger than others or at times a few togeather. For example: I can have a potential for creative design, start a company and realize that I have a potential for business and sales, and eventually realize a potential to be philantropic with my earnings. Hence, a persons potential can be a few at different stages in their lives as one is continously learning, getting inspired and trying out new things and making decesions to develop what they like and pursue it further.

    I write, paint, develop new business ideas, develop marketing strategies, actively participate in product development, love to cook, etc.. for each of these interests of mine, the respective audience stringly believe that I have a great potential and flair for it. So, to answer your question. "Yes?"

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