Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein once said, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it was stupid.” We are all products of conditioning.

Unfortunately, many people have been falsely made to believe less, think less and live less when in reality they have the in-built capacity to do more, live more and achieve more.

Dr. Stephen Covey once said, “We see the world, not as it is, but as we are — or, as we are conditioned to see it.” Many of us have been configured by our families and environment to believe our lives don’t matter – that there is a limit to where we can reach and what we can achieve in life. Many have been sadly nurtured to accept mediocrity, boundaries, and limitations.

?? #Old Paradigm: Growing up, we were wrongly taught that the sky is the limit.

?? #New Paradigm: Today, we rightly know that SPACE is indeed the starting point. Your life matter! You Count!

Everybody has the ability to do outstanding things. No one is born empty or useless. Nobody is without value. We have something within us. We possess hidden gifts, inner talents, untapped potentialities and resources awaiting discovery, development, and deployment.

?? Always remind yourself that you don’t have to do what everyone else is doing. You don’t have to copy anyone or follow the footsteps of anybody. You have a personal responsibility to discover, develop and deploy your gifts and talents. Nobody will do that for you. Not your parents, not the society and neither will the government. It’s up to you! It’s in your hands!

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