Friday, May 05, 2006

Your potential is limited only by you own will

"The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good."
- Brian Tracy

Though Brian Tracy is an inspirational speaker on the subjects of business and investment, his meaning can safely be applied across a broad spectrum.

The potential of a person is within his or her brain. A majority of adults worldwide expand the ability, knowledge and skills of their brains very little once they pass the age of 25 years. They feel they worked hard enough in school that they don't want to cram any more in there later.

To see the potential of such a person spread open so that he or she can see possibilities that were not ever considered before is quite exciting. Getting most people over that huge hump is a major task that few would attempt because it requires too much time, effort and emotional strength.

However, this can be done with children easily if their curiosity, their eagerness to learn and their natural excitement about gaining more knowledge is not shut down in school. Schools are designed (unintentionally) to do just that, to make children into dumb followers of strong leaders as adults.

Turning It Around was written to address just this problem. Most of our social problems today stem from the frustration people have about their inability to manage their lives. They turn to addictive behaviours, anti-social behaviours and mental (emotional) self-destruction as ways to cope.

Coping skills can easily be taught to kids. Oddly enough, adults who don't have them also often don't want to learn new skills. They have become comfortable with their inadequacies and fear getting into something new they can't manage.

The solutions and answers are available if we look in the right places.

Bill Allin
'Turning It Around: Causes and Cures for Today's Epidemic Social Problems,' striving to show everyone where the right places are.
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