Are you familiar with the equation E = MC2?
Albert Einstein is perhaps the most famous scientist of the 20th century. One of his most recognizable accomplishments is the formula E = MC2, or the now well-known “Theory of Relativity“. Despite its familiarity, many people don’t really understand what it means. I am no physicist, by any stretch. But Einstein’s equation holds some meaning for me. I hope this explanation will help you, as well, even if it won’t get you an “A” in physics!
One of Einstein’s great insights was to realize that matter and energy are really different forms of the same thing. Matter can be turned into energy, and energy into matter.
Now I have learned the fascinating fact that each of us is made up of billions upon billions of pieces of matter. None of these nanoscopic pieces of matter (smaller than atoms) are alive, yet somehow when they are put all together they make YOU…and well, of course YOU are alive.
Because you are a collection of so much matter – and you matter so much — you also have an enormous amount of POTENTIAL ENERGY (remember that matter can be turned into energy and energy into matter).
POTENTIAL is a key word here, you see, because even Einstein — considered to be one of the greatest minds of the 20th Century — believed that he used only about 10 percent of his potential! Yet that potential – that amount of released energy — gave his life MEANING!
I believe that if Einstein was only using about 10% of his potential on a regular basis, then it’s doubtful anyone else uses their full potential either.
But using MORE of your potential IS possible and…in fact, tapping into hidden potential is the key to success! The more of your potential you use, the more potential you create.
Believe it or not, you can use more of your potential, regardless of your circumstances. In fact, using more potential and, therefore, creating more potential is the outcome of coaching.