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To Unleash Your Full Potential, Do These 3 Things

One of the toughest parts about starting something new is getting the courage to take that first step. We’ve all been there– one moment we feel excited, but then the next the voice inside our head creeps up to silence our passions. We tell ourselves things like “I have too many things going on” or “I’d like to start my own business someday– but not now.” These feelings are what often stand in the way of us taking the leap and following our intuition.

Carolina Águila knows all about these feelings. Born in Viña Del Mar, Chile, Águila went from almost failing out of high school to starting a venture that took her to NASA’s campus. I sat down with her to hear about her journey in self-fulfillment. When she was 16, she was on the verge of dropping out of school. “Everyone would tell me ‘you won’t amount to anything’ and ‘you’ll never be a good student’. And in Chile, the mentality is that if you don’t study a certain thing or pursue a specific career, you will be a failure. No one tells you that you can start something of your own. But even in that moment, I knew I loved science and I that I wanted to do something with that.”

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