Are you living up to 50% or more of your max personal potential?
In my school, you pretty much have to.
I guess allot of people don't have depression ... I don't like how I am and want to change but it isn't easy when you can barley get out of bed. I have tried all the different med cocktails too. I suppose that would be my New Years resolution . Try to get motivated
Of course not I am still in pajamas... :)
Thank you so very much. You've no idea how much that means. I look for your posts too.
If I remember right you are very smart.
You have to give every day everything you've got. If not, you're not living it up. Find a reason to smile and laugh every day, even if it's at yourself. Enjoy life and its gifts.
I live with my dad, I can't drive due to uncontrolled seizures, I'm depressed, so no..
Oh @TopsQueen I'm with Ms. @susanr here! Your thoughts and contributions are appreciated by us here on SoH, and when I see YOUR comments, I always stop scrolling to read! I wish this to be temporary, and that you can soon be drawing from the love of those around you. It'll be a Happy year, Ms. Tops!
When the Poll question asks, "Up to 50% OR MORE", doesn't this, in essence, translate to from 0% to 100%? If I'm gettin' that right, I'm compelled to answer "Yes".
Yes. I just worked 96 hours straight, and was trying to help people the whole time. Then I baked cupcakes.
I set goals for myself. Doesn't matter what it's for either, restoring our 130 yr old home, designing a new quilt, learning a new recipe. I set and raise the bar for myself.
I'm lazy. So no.
*unsatisfied (not "in satisfied"; auto-correct sucks)
precedent having been set in my family here for this type of stuff. Btw, @theDude1, sorry for just posting a rant here...didn't mean to get all wordy about it, but it got away from me. Sorry! :/
-tion system, unable to do anything about it due to financial constrains and being a first generation American with limited resources. I'm not sure how lucky well-established families here realize they are, but every scrap of educational enrichment I achieve I need to struggle for due to no
the same age as me. I breeze through my classes easily and never have to study and I feel that my education is being dumbed down for the baseline student. And while that's great for that baseline student, who is finally able to comprehend the material, I'm over here in satisfied with my local educa-
@theDude1, I completely agree. I've often been called, not to boast because I'm not really proud of it, a "genius" or "extraordinarily smart", and while I appreciate the sentiment expressed, I don't really agree because I can be BETTER and I'm not that smart YET compared to kids from, say, China at
Dang, people...I'm pretty sure he was just kidding....
I have to ask, how old we're you last year? Because at my age, which is an age usually associated with that type of stuff, I definitely feel right now what you felt a year ago. And how did you even get over something like that anyway?
Since one day I plan on ruling the world, no I'm not living up to my full potential.
I don't make new years resolutions because if it's worth doing, I make it a goal TODAY. Every day is too precious to waste it being mediocre. Restful sometimes, reflective, not always on full tilt activity, but always thinking, learning, sharing, hopefully some good.
Don't think that just because you are a teenager you can't be your best self right now. Your life doesn't begin in
future, your life is today. Some of the most courageous. and inspiring. people I know are young people.
Get out there and do something great with your life.
Is there really such a thing as max potential?
I don't see how this is related to wealth. Plus we're at different stages of life. One person is in grad school but has huge school debt. I imagine that person is working their butt off & being creative. Maybe they'll be wealthy later, maybe not. And I don't know that *everyone* has the potential.
That sounds... not good. I'm sorry. I hope you don't stay in that place long.
Probably around 25%...or I was not long ago and I've been working on it.
I'm addicted to progress, so I'm always trying to make myself better.
All day, everyday; I always give 100%.
No, I'm very very creative, but I have been depressed lately and have not done anything.
Definitely not. I know i am capable of so much more.
I need to continually remind myself how lucky I am. I should be more grateful.
about 60-70%, but I really hate my job :-(
I have learned whatever you think your limit is, you can Surpass it with the right motivation.
It's quicksand, the more you fight to get out the more it sucks you in. It requires help to get out.
This question didn't have to mean wealth
And so many people just don't get that.
Working at your potential doesn't mean rich. You could be working in Africa building schools.
At least you're an honest, lazy, azzhole.
I guess we're doing a bit better, we still don't have permanent full time employment and are working for a lot less money! I worked about 7 months and my husband worked 8. Earlier this year our house was in default, it has now been reinstated so that's why it's better.
That's awesome! Hopefully that will be my case next year. I want to go to one of the top high schools in the country, I am also 2 years ahead (geometry in 8th grade) and I am looking to go into Jr. ROTC. On a side note, I was for Romney too!
I thought it shown the poor didn't think they had the opportunity to be used to their potential.
A year ago I'd have said no. However this year without social anxiety I've made tons of friends and gotten to know all my friends a lot better. I feel comfortable in my own skin now and it's a great feeling, so yes, I'm closer to my full potential.
I am really lazy most of the time. I need to buckle down and do something important with my time. I'll get around to it... Lol.
Cure cancer then.
Yep. I slightly more than half ass everything.
That's an uninformed and ignorant statement
Way to ruin it...
Wow. 50 in the question, 50-50 split, and 50 comments. Well... 51.