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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 31 2012: The answer to that would be a big "NO". I feel tied up and I really don't know what I want to do with my life.

    Think I am Negative? I guess I am.
    • Dec 31 2012: When you feel really tied up and everyone does from time to time, sometimes for a long time. I have found that the best way to look at your situation is realistically and go with what you have. Look at the circumstances of your life as if you have been given some kind of quest where the point will be revealed if you try to live as well as you can. I don't mean to sound mushy because I know that sometimes the situation can be very hard, but at least this way you may be able to stop viewing yourself as negative, to realise that you have qualities.
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      Dec 31 2012: Mushfira and Gwer,
      I find that what I focus on expands, so if I focus on what I DO NOT have, that concept becomes bigger in my heart and mind.

      So, I agree with you Gwer Fly...look at the situation, and go with what we have...look at the circumstances of our lives, and maybe perceive with "new eyes".

      Another thing I find very helpful is gratitude. Look around and notice what we have to be grateful for. I am always grateful for food, water and shelter, which many people in our world do not have. I am grateful for the people in my life, and grateful for each and evey moment, because I believe that each moment offers opportunities.

      When we spend time and energy focusing on what we DO NOT have, we often miss the opportunity to recognize all that we DO HAVE.....what we focus on expands:>)

      Wishing you a New Year of GREAT POTENTIAL...the potential is there, waiting for recognition:>)

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