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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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    Jan 6 2013: I am not so sure one can absolutely realize oneĀ“s potential in the sense that there are so many opportunities to do so many different things and your full potential may never be fully realized. I like the fact that life has so many options. I frequently reinvent myself to partake of the most interesting and feasible opportunities out there for me. My most recent reinvention of myself would have been a career change from financial analyst to teaching English as a foreign language. But I know there are still other opportunities out there that I would like to try like writing fiction or exploring more of the world and learning about more cultures and meeting new people. So I suppose I could just say that I am embracing the opportunities that life presents me to explore my potential.

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