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Show Of Hands December 31st, 2012 12:00am

Are you living up to 50% or more of your max personal potential?

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emsies Seattle
01/05/13 12:38 am

In my school, you pretty much have to.

batmans7th
01/05/13 12:19 am

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

TacticalBacon Funky Town
01/03/13 8:05 pm

Of course not I am still in pajamas... :)

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
01/01/13 10:53 pm

Thank you so very much. You've no idea how much that means. I look for your posts too.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
01/01/13 10:51 pm

If I remember right you are very smart.

malibuskie Minnesota
01/01/13 10:32 pm

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.

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ladyniner81 Embrace your inner dork
01/01/13 12:16 pm

I live with my dad, I can't drive due to uncontrolled seizures, I'm depressed, so no..

gonzoboy Arizona
01/01/13 10:53 am

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!

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gonzoboy Arizona
01/01/13 9:51 am

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".

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superjduf Florida
01/01/13 8:29 am

Yes. I just worked 96 hours straight, and was trying to help people the whole time. Then I baked cupcakes.

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gtgconfused
01/01/13 6:34 am

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.

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brownskins786 Virginia
01/01/13 5:46 am

*unsatisfied (not "in satisfied"; auto-correct sucks)

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brownskins786 Virginia
01/01/13 5:43 am

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! :/

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brownskins786 Virginia
01/01/13 5:41 am

-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

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brownskins786 Virginia
01/01/13 5:40 am

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-

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brownskins786 Virginia
01/01/13 5:38 am

@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

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brownskins786 Virginia
01/01/13 5:35 am

Dang, people...I'm pretty sure he was just kidding....

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brownskins786 Virginia
01/01/13 5:33 am

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?

JackTorS SOH Flounder
01/01/13 3:22 am

Since one day I plan on ruling the world, no I'm not living up to my full potential.

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madeit Houston Area
01/01/13 12:36 am

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.

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madeit Houston Area
01/01/13 12:26 am

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.

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KAnne Atlantic City, NJ
01/01/13 12:13 am

Is there really such a thing as max potential?

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susanr Colorado
12/31/12 11:12 pm

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.

susanr Colorado
12/31/12 11:08 pm

That sounds... not good. I'm sorry. I hope you don't stay in that place long.

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KudosToYou California
12/31/12 9:32 pm

Probably around 25%...or I was not long ago and I've been working on it.

innate1 Georgia
12/31/12 9:24 pm

I'm addicted to progress, so I'm always trying to make myself better.

proyofosho Texas
12/31/12 8:06 pm

All day, everyday; I always give 100%.

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/31/12 8:05 pm

No, I'm very very creative, but I have been depressed lately and have not done anything.

chickencookie
12/31/12 7:53 pm

Definitely not. I know i am capable of so much more.

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kc10
12/31/12 7:51 pm

I need to continually remind myself how lucky I am. I should be more grateful.

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makem Not dead yet
12/31/12 7:10 pm

about 60-70%, but I really hate my job :-(

swjboucher Just Run
12/31/12 7:08 pm

I have learned whatever you think your limit is, you can Surpass it with the right motivation.

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kianiwaters Somewhere Over There
12/31/12 7:04 pm

It's quicksand, the more you fight to get out the more it sucks you in. It requires help to get out.

zman117 Ohio
12/31/12 7:03 pm

This question didn't have to mean wealth

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kianiwaters Somewhere Over There
12/31/12 7:00 pm

And so many people just don't get that.

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EarlyBird Portland
12/31/12 6:49 pm

Working at your potential doesn't mean rich. You could be working in Africa building schools.

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EarlyBird Portland
12/31/12 6:45 pm

At least you're an honest, lazy, azzhole.

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ptmelanie
12/31/12 6:37 pm

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.

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PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
12/31/12 6:25 pm

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!

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
12/31/12 6:23 pm

I thought it shown the poor didn't think they had the opportunity to be used to their potential.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
12/31/12 6:20 pm

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.

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christine1986
12/31/12 5:39 pm

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.

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tommysq Chicagoland
12/31/12 5:33 pm

Cure cancer then.

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tommysq Chicagoland
12/31/12 5:27 pm

Yep. I slightly more than half ass everything.

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zman117 Ohio
12/31/12 5:21 pm

That's an uninformed and ignorant statement

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honored
12/31/12 5:04 pm

Wow. 50 in the question, 50-50 split, and 50 comments. Well... 51.

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