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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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  • Gord G 50+

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    Jan 13 2013: Potential is a value judgement based on possible future outcomes. It passively infers a deficiency of ability in the present or a mythical ability that will be magically realized.

    I believe focusing on present strengths and setting incremental, attainable goals to build a tangible path to success. Potential is a chimera that creates feelings of failure or delusions of grandeur.

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