Our Gifts and our Potential.
We all have tremendous potential, and we all are blessed with gifts. Yet the one thing that holds us back is some degree of self-doubt. It is not so much the lack of technical information that holds us back, but more the lack of self-confidence. Some of us are more affected than others.
Once we leave school, most of us know that it is not so much a matter of college degrees or good grades that count. In the real world outside of academics, something more than just grades is required. I have heard it called many things, guts, audacity, bravado, courage etc. This factor, whatever it is labeled, ultimately decides one's future much more than school grades do.
Inside each of us is one of these brave, brilliant, and daring characters. There is also the flip side of that character: people who could get down on their knees and beg if necessary. In my experience in corporate leadership, I saw that fear and self-doubt were the greatest detractors of personal genius in employees. It broke my heart to see employees know the answers, yet lack the courage to act on the answers.
Often in the real world, it's not the smart who get ahead, but the bold.
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