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By Michael Angier


Our Unique Potential

It's not hard to count the seeds in an apple, but how can we count the apples that can come from a single seed?

It's like that with our potential. We can't truly know what our full potential is.

When Roger Bannister ran the first four-minute mile, it was thought to have been impossible. Within weeks of him breaking this invisible barrier, dozens of others did it, too. Since then, thousands have run a sub four-minute mile.

Virtually every sales team has a few star salespeople who consistently outsell others by two, three and often ten times.

You are unique, just like everyone else. This statement is actually true. Everyone IS unique. Of the over 90 billion people who have lived or are living on the planet, there have never been two people identically alike.

We each have a unique potential. And it's up to us to discover what that is and then to live it.

Einstein believed he used less than 10 percent of his brain power. If one of the smartest people who ever lived left 90 percent of his thinking capacity on the table, what are the rest of us doing?

I'm dedicated to the passionate pursuit of potential. My studies and my experiences are about being the best I can be. I've got a long way to go, and I'm always looking for ways I can maximize my time, my talents, my knowledge and my opportunities. It's what my life and Success Networks is about.

I guess it's good that we have so much potential, because there will always be more to which to aspire. We can strive, and we can thrive in the process.

It's good to take some time to think about our special gifts and talents and how best to apply them. We definitely have a purpose. We have something special to bring to the world and it's incumbent upon us to do just that.

Ask yourself some questions: What's my true potential? What would I attempt if I knew I couldn't fail? Where am I taking the easy road? What have I accepted about myself or my life that is less than my best?

How can I deliver my best to the world? How can I contribute the most?

I believe that in order to live an extraordinary life, we must constantly challenge ourselves to fulfill our unique potential.

What tools do I need to become more effective? What skills do I need to develop? What knowledge and experience do I need to gain?

Do this without putting yourself down. Start from where you are. Reach down deep for that other 90 percent. You can have more and do more because you can become more of who you are.

Remember that everything extraordinary that has ever been accomplished was once thought to be impossible. Think big.

Go and grow.



"Once in a while you have to take a break and visit yourself."
      —Audrey Giorgi


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