You underestimate your capabilities and use very little of your true or hidden potential

Do you know your true potential? Chances are that you don’t! And that you underestimate your capabilities and may be achieving very little of your true or hidden potential abilities, especially your brain power.

Let us get back to the ‘Squares’ exercise; how many squares are there? How many squares were you able to make out in total?

If you got 16, that is usually expected; you might be like most people. If you got up to 21, then congratulations! But you could do much better. It is possible to make out far more than 21 squares.

You were to scroll down towards the bottom of the page till you see a button labelled ‘Squares’ then click on that button and follow the instructions there. Did you? If you did then you already have seen all the squares. By the way, this exercise is most helpful if it is your first time at it but if you have seen it before, then just cast your mind back to how you fared the first time you tried it. If you have not, then please do it now, and see all the possible squares.

In any case, there is 97 out of 100 chances (97 percent probability) that you achieve far less than 10 percent of your true potential. It so happens that for every 100 people selected at random, 97 underestimate their capabilities and thus achieve so little – far less than 10 percent – of their true or hidden potential.

You see, you were born a normal child with every potential in you, because you have a brain. Your brain is at the core of your potential. What is most exciting about it is that the fundamental power or potential capabilities of your brain is just like that of any great achiever you know of or can think of; like… The Wright Brothers (Inventors of the Aeroplane), Steve Wozniak (Inventor of the Apple Computer), Albert Einstein (The Great Theoretical Physicist), Francis Allotey (The Great Mathematician), Herman Chinery-Hesse (The Computer Software Guru), Bright Simons (The mPedigree Goldkeys Innovator), Henry Ford, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Isaac Newton, Wolfgang Mozart, Nicola Tesla, etc. That said, nobody knows the maximum potential in you, because the examples cited are not the limits, but just inspirations.

Indeed, “Man was designed for accomplishment, engineered for success, and endowed with the seeds of greatness;” to quote Zig Ziglar.

Our brains are so powerful! What is sad however is that Scientists estimate that most persons, during lifetime, use the brain to achieve just about one-hundredth of 1 percent of what the brain is capable of achieving. In other words, if the brain is capable of achieving 10,000, what most people achieve with it is just 1 out of the 10,000. It is like having one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers in the world (like the Jaguar or the Sunway TaihuLight, or even the IBM Summit) and only using it as a clock to display the time! How does that feel?

To illustrate further, assuming that this white cylinder shown (or say a tin of milk of standard size) is what the brain is capable of achieving throughout your lifetime on earth, then ordinarily, what you are likely to achieve with it is the green speck shown against the yellow cylinder (the size of a standard toothpick). The yellow cylinder (with the cut-out in it) represents the comparative proportion of what you are likely to refuse to use your brain for: the books that will not be written, the businesses that will never be created, the theories that will remain unknown, the happiness, health and wealth that you may refuse to create, and so on! Because that is what mostly happens unless you do implement the recommendations in this presentation. Note that this is mainly about what one ordinarily ends up using the brain to achieve as against what it was created to be capable of achieving if put to maximum use.

Interestingly, what you attempt or do in life depends on what you know as your capabilities. And though you were created as an amazing being with extreme power or abilities, you may have been socialised to become the ‘regular’ person you currently are. Usually, we go through life without being made fully aware of this innate power.

The movie Akeelah and the Bee left such a deep impression on me because of the “Our Deepest Fear” poem rendered by Keke Palmer who played the role of Akeelah. The original by Marianne Williamson says…

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

Nobody knows the maximum potential in you; it is so huge! As for your minimum potential, I have a fair idea: right now, just as you are right now, you have inside of you the inborn potential ability to develop an idea, a theory, a company, a product or service that will significantly improve the lives of at least 1 billion people within 10 years, and thus generate wealth beyond what you could possibly spend in a lifetime.

It is inborn potential (already inside of you) given by your creator just before you were born. You do not need to pray to receive it; it has already been given to you. It is basically the least of the true or hidden potential in everyone – and thus, including your good self – and not just some other privileged few. Yes! That is the case even if you have neither ever been told, never felt so within you, nor demonstrated so in anyway over the period. (Please read all that again). You just need to take the needed steps to bring that potential out to achieve amazing feats and fantastic rewards. And a major step is in Personal Development; thankfully, you are on course.

Kindly identify the objects in the photograph above; what are they? What about the items in the photograph below: what are they?

Whenever and wherever I conduct this exercise, people readily and correctly identify the objects in the second photograph as diamonds; the challenge has always been those in the first photograph. Interestingly, those in the first photograph are also diamonds, except that they have not been polished; they are diamonds in the rough. With some fair amount of polishing, those in the first photograph can get to be like those in the second photograph; their ‘diamondness’ is already present in them, but unseen just because they have not been polished.

Truly, “It is not what you are that holds you back, it is what you think you are not.”

You are also a ‘diamond in the rough.’ And the best way to undergo serious polishing is through Personal Development. In Section Four of this training, especially in Step 1 of the 7 powerful secrets to unlock and unleash your true or hidden potential speedily and effectively, you get to actualise the amazing creative thinking process you can immediately apply to harness so much more of your brain power. So that you can become the true you.

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One: Sometimes you need someone to show you the obvious, and oftentimes… the not so obvious! Credit to ZigZiglar

Two: Education and schooling are not the same thing. What goes on inside the schools is often not education. And the results may well be that it reduces productive capacity rather than to increase it. Credit to Prof Sir William Arthur Lewis

Three: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Credit to Prophet Hosea

Four: The illiterates of the future are not those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn! Credit to Alvin Toffler

Five: The greatest obstacle to progress is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge. Credit to Daniel Boorstin

Six: When you know the right things, the boundaries around your life suddenly disappear. Credit to Brian Sher