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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 9 2013: Please forgive me for answering your question with a question.... isn't this the kind of question that could really only be answered at the end of one's life?! :-)
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      Jan 9 2013: Of course you are forgiven ma'am.

      I think you're right if you are speaking of ones full potential.
      When referring to one's potential I didn't necessarily mean a full potential, rather a certain direction of the potential. For instance, with my current job, I've reached the top of where I can without devoting my life to it (which I'm obviously unwilling to do) so now I want to start in a new direction.

      With any luck, at the end of my life I will be able to look back and think I did well with most things, and realized my full potential in a few.

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