There has never been another you. Your are a once-in-all-history event. You are new to nature. You are one of a kind; therefore, no one can really predict to what heights you might soar. Even you will not know until you spread your wings. You may not be able to see your undeveloped potential, but it’s there—and it’s enormous!
Your amazing instincts… since the Ice Age, vast numbers of your ancestors have been smart enough, fast enough, strong enough, and courageous enough to survive several thousand years of famine, plague, predators, and the worst natural disasters. Thought you think of yourself as merely “average,” you are actually the latest in a long line of human success stories…and the hidden strengths you’ve inherited are no doubt trying their best to emerge. Let them out!
The human mind is the fastest-working, coolest running, most compact efficient computer ever produced in large quantities by unskilled labor -Bob Moawad
Your amazing mind… The average human brain weighs about 2.5 to 3 pounds. It is made up of about 30 billion cells called neurons. Each neuron is capable of handling approximately one million bits of information. The total number is so large, in fact, that is you sat down and wrote a number one, you would have to follow it with 6.5 million miles of zeros, a number that would stretch from the Earth to the moon and back more than 13 times.
Your amazing body… your body has approximately 62,000 miles of capillaries; millions of electrical warning signals, railroad and conveyer systems; a fabulous built-in telephone system; and a highly sophisticated audio-visual system.
You are a fantastic animal! A man can run a hundred yards in nine seconds. He can run for hours without stopping. He can leap almost 30 feet. He can climb a tree. He can swim—swiftly and far. The animals made for running may outrun us, the animals made for climbing might out-climb us, but there is no animal in the world that can do all of these as well as we can.
Your amazing lifespan… Just 200 years ago the average American died by the age of 35. Today, we’ve more than doubled that number. Your chances of a longer, healthier life will continue to increase well into this century. What you are going to do with your longer, healthier life is an answer only you can give.