I have the unique opportunity to travel to New York City quite frequently. I’ve been doing it for some time now. In fact, I once lived in the heart of the city so I’m used to the substantial numbers of people who work there daily. As I walk among the masses on those animated sidewalks, I often marvel at the potential converged in such close quarters.
The mental capacity found on one street in the Big Apple, or any major city for that fact, could resolve most of the problems we’re currently experiencing across this country. The sad fact emerges when you realize that most of those people have no idea of their own potential! My work has allowed me to witness some extraordinary creativity and innovation evolve from people who had no idea they were capable of such thinking!
Did you realize that you have the capacity between your ears to store more information that can be stored in dozen’s of man’s most sophisticated computers? In fact, you can store more data than you will find in the millions of volumes in the Library of Congress!
Scientists claim that if man were to attempt to create a human brain, it would cost billions of dollars, would be larger than the Empire State Building and would require more electricity than a city of tens of thousands!
Its construction would involve the most brilliant men in the world and yet with all of this size, cost, and power requirements, this man-made brain couldn’t originate a single thought, which YOU can do in the flash of an eye! Your remarkable mind brings 72 muscles into perfect coordination each time you utter a single word!
Review what I’ve shared in the last three paragraphs and realize that I’ve been describing YOU. Now consider the number of people working and living around you who possess that same potential. You and those around you are each remarkable with more than enough capability to attain the success you desire!
Our major challenge lies in the need to recognize, accept, and harness the valuable potential we each possess. It’s the age old matter of closing the knowing-doing gap. Education, experience, and networking mean little if not focused on an action plan to achieve the success you desire. The world is filled with those possessing tremendous potential while tapping so little, if any, of it. Are you focused on closing that critical gap. If not, do something about it … and soon!
About Harry K. Jones
Harry K. Jones is a motivational speaker and consultant for AchieveMax®, Inc., a company of professional speakers who provide custom-designed seminars, keynote presentations, and consulting services. Harry's top requested topics include change management, customer service, creativity, employee retention, goal setting, leadership, stress management, teamwork, and time management. For more information on Harry's presentations, please call 800-886-2629 or fill out our contact form.