"The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good." (Brian Tracy)
Some scientists claim that we only use 10% of our brain. However, in recent years, other scientists have argued this point. Nonetheless, many scientists would agree that humans have an unlimited capacity to learn. "No human brain has ever said 'hard drive full'", according to Neil Slade.
Humans have unlimited potential. It is only after we start to tap into that potential, that we realize how wide and how vast it is. For instance, who would have thought 75 years ago that a runner would break the four minute mile? Yet, in 1954, that's exactly what Roger Bannister did. Who would have thought 50 years ago that the United States would put a man on the moon? Yet, in 1969, Neil Armstrong planted his boot on its rocky surface. One hundred years ago, who would have thought doctors would find a treatment for diabetes? Yet, in 1921, Sir Frederick Banting invented insulin. Back in 1898, weight lifter Georg Hackenschmidt bench pressed 361 pounds setting a world record. In 2004, Gene Rychlak became the first man to bench press upwards of 1000 pounds!
Humans continue to push the envelope: Citius, Altius, Fortius...Faster, Higher, Stronger. We continue to surprise ourselves with our new accomplishments. We all have untapped potential. Now is the time to tap into yours!
Georg Hackenschmidt circa 1900 courtesy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Hackenschmidt.