Let Us Define: You use potential to say that someone or something is capable of developing into the particular kind of person or thing mentioned. ... If you say that someone or something has potential, you mean that they have the necessary abilities or qualities to become successful or useful in the future.
Have you ever been told “you’ve got so much potential?” I have. Plenty of times.
At first it feels like a compliment. It feels like there’s someone else that recognizes something in you that you can’t see in yourself.
It can feel nurturing and make you want to lift your game.
But there’s a downside because being told you have potential implies that you could be more than you are today.
You’re not as good as you could be. Not today anyway. Maybe tomorrow, but not today.
Being told you have potential can set up a lack of self-belief that sounds like this: “If I have so much potential, why is it that I’m not doing better? There must be something wrong with me, why is it o hard to tap into it?”
So, before you tell your kids, players or colleagues they have potential, ask yourself what you mean by the word potential. Instead of using such a vague term, get specific. And be clear about what it is that you’re attempting to achieve.
Are you trying to highlight the gap between your expectations and their performance? If so, say something like this discouraging statement.
“John, your sales target was $100,000 for he month and you achieved $70,000. This isn’t acceptable. Why do you think you missed the target?”
Let me hear the boo’s on that one!
If you are trying to be encouraging? Mention something specific they’ve done well.
“John, I was listening to the way you handled the call to Mrs Jones. You showed a great deal of empathy and your use of questions resulted in a sales appointment. Well done.”
Are you trying to get them to improve their performance? Highlight one of their wins then ask them what they learned and how they could have done it even better.
“John, you wrote over your sale target last month. That’s a great result. Tell me, what do you think lead to this result? What will you do next month to build on that performance?”
Helping people in this way gets them to take ownership of their current reality. It then puts them in control of creating a roadmap for their own personal growth and success.
Food for thought - Coach Milton
Why paving a clear path enhances your potential:
CLARITY- The state of being clear, easily seen
Just for a moment take a deep breathe and think the word clarity, matter of fact repeat the word over and over in your mind , then repeat the word audibly out loud. If you took this exercise seriously, you may have experienced a couple of things; calmness, peace, maybe solutions, even possibly some direction. What I am trying to to get you to do is take a moment and think. “Thinking for a change,” as John Maxwell so brilliantly wrote.
This is where the struggle lies in our lives in our mind a battle rages, the noise or distractions that come against us and in us so regularly through out the day are deafening. Think about the noise from work, the noise from family, the noise from business, the noise from yourself. All of these things lead to a lack of clarity. Allow me to share a few key principles to help with clarity factor-
THE CLARITY FACTOR
b. Who in my life brings me closer to my potential?
c. Where in my current environment can I use my strengths?
d. How can I be truthful daily to myself?
2. TRUTH- a sense of truth, authenticity, integrity in your life brings tremendous clarity. This looks like being a person of your word, doing what you say you will do, work to be yourself and not someone else, evaluate your dreams and make sure its truly what you want and not borrowing them from others. Be true to yourself , so you can be true to others.
A man with integrity , walks securely (clarity)
3. INTEGRITY — the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness. Integrity paves the way for your potential like no other quality. This integrity is sticking to the values you place on yourself others and the world you live in. When you violate these principle values , you know the integrity has been compromised.
Paving a clear path most certainly enhances your potential. My desire is to maximize your potential and help you to connect to what is the better part of you.
3 Ingredients Your Potential Will Need
A major factor that inhibits so many people from achieving the success that they desire in life and business is thinking that there is no more capacity for growth or improvement. This thinking alone can do more damage than economic downtimes, loss of work, lack of employment and many other circumstances.
Here are Three Ingredients Your Potential Needs:
1. Mind: Change your thinking.
I put this as number one because if your thinking doesn’t change, then nothing else will ever change. If you’re not happy with where you’re at in life right now, the first place that needs a checkup is the quality of your thoughts.
The men and women that never tap into their full potential during their time here on earth usually possess a major thinking deficiency. Not only do they lack the quality of thoughts that it takes to become all that they can be in life, but they also completely neglect the importance of mindset development and how vital it is to treat the mind like a gold mine.
Each of us has genius within, but whether that genius is cultivated comes down to what takes place on a daily basis from the neck up. The first step towards building a bigger future and maximizing your potential is to never limit what’s possible. People’s thinking and mindset get in the way of greatness more than anything else. If you want to change your life, first change your thinking.
2. Wisdom: Chase After Knowledge and Understanding.
Don’t be like most people. Most people stop learning the second they are finished with a formal education. Most people don’t have a personal-growth plan to how and when they are going to grow each month. Most people get stuck in their old ways and will continue to get the same results over and over again until their time is over. This is a recipe for regret.
If you’re serious about maximizing your potential and becoming all that you can be, devote yourself to becoming a lifelong learner.
Read great books in your field or out of your field, listen to audiobooks while in the car (create a university on wheels), enroll in online classes (youtube is a start) and constantly search for ways to expand who you are as a person. Becoming a lifelong learner is one of the best decisions that you can ever make. Thinking you know it all or that there isn’t any room for growth is a major barrier that will forever trap you in the current space that you are operating out of. Learning Is ForEver (L.I.F.E.)
Those who truly believe they have reached their capacity in life and as a person never take the time to invest back in themselves and become lifelong learners. Don’t let that be you.
3. Association: Connect with a Community of Winners.
Great organizations and the leaders within those organizations understand that people matter. A great CEO knows that his or her organization can only become great if the employees of that organization are striving, growing and looking for ways to become great as well.
The same thing applies to your life as well. We as people can only become as great as the people around us. A surefire way to maximize your potential is to associate and be around winners — the men and women who are doing it at a level that you aspire to operate out of.
I encourage you to create a list of the men and women who are on your personal team. Next to each name, write down whether that person is really helping you to grow and get to where you ultimately want to go.
A lot of us, including myself, get so caught up in our hectic schedules without ever analyzing our inner circles. If you’re anything like me, I’m sure you’ll be able to find one or a few people who no longer serve your greater good. Building a winning team around you is an absolute must if you are going to maximize your potential and become an uncommon achiever.
When we stop looking and searching for ways to grow, that’s when our potential and achievement levels become stagnant. If you want a little extra sweetness for your potential , use this top secret ingredient. Are you ready?
Add in your day some time where there is no friction for your potential-
What do I mean? I am saying that the day presents itself with many opportunities for friction, friction looks like when we are not operating in our talents, abilities or strengths. Your potential is your capacity and each of us were given by God certain talents that when used consistently in action create a flow to our lives.
I pray this encourages you today- Coach Milton
Why People Struggle with Consistency
Even though the concept of staying consistent seems very simple on the surface, most people do struggle with this idea. They find it difficult to stay consistent because there are just too many distractions. People are simply not focused, committed or disciplined enough to stick with something in the short-term for long-term results.
The key reason why most people struggle with staying consistent over the long-term is that they only live for the short-term. In other words, if they don’t get immediate results from their actions, they don’t see the point with continuing with those actions over the long-haul. However, the habit of consistency isn’t about obtaining quick results. It’s rather about making incremental progress and improvements over an extended period of time.
Consider for a moment a skill that you have developed over the years. Maybe you’re a good singer or guitar player. Maybe you’re a great dancer or can speak a foreign language very well. No matter what skill you developed, you developed this skill over many weeks, months and years. And you developed it because you applied yourself consistently toward learning that particular skill.
A Practical Example of Consistency-in-Action
Consider for a moment a child learning how to shoot a basketball. In the beginning, the child is shown the proper technique of how to shoot the ball. However, early on things aren’t easy. They practice and practice the proper motion and movement but results are just hard to come by. The basket just seems too small and too far away. However, the child persists with practicing their shooting technique over many weeks, months and years. And through repetition, they start shooting more baskets.
The results become more consistent over time because of the muscle memory the child has developed through the act of repetition. Furthermore, repetition has helped the child to better understand what works and what doesn’t work while shooting the basketball. In other words, they have learned from their mistakes and errors and made the necessary adjustments along the way.
Years down the track shooting a basketball has become second nature, and it’s all because they committed themselves in the beginning to consistent daily practice through repetition.
This is of course just one example of consistency-in-action. It’s just one example of how doing something consistently over a period of time can reap incredible results. However, what if the child didn’t commit him or herself to daily practice? What if they just practiced once or twice per month? What difference would that have made years down the track? Obviously a tremendous amount of difference.
You Are Already Applying Consistency-in-Action
There are no quick results when it comes to a commitment to consistency. Consistency is rather about making incremental improvements over time. The results you are after will eventually come, however they will only come over an extended period of time when you commit yourself to consistency-in-action.
Now of course if for any reason you feel that this is something that’s difficult to do, then consider for a moment all the poor habits that people develop over time.
For instance, regularly snacking on that candy bar or overeating just a little each day over the course of many years can lead to major health concerns, obesity and mobility issues. But of course, you probably won’t notice what overeating “just a little today” is doing to you because it really doesn’t make much of a difference “today”. It probably won’t even make much of a difference tomorrow or next week, and maybe not even next month. But over the course of several years, overeating a little each day makes a significant difference; for that is when you finally start seeing the results from your consistent daily actions and therein lies the power of consistency.
This is just one example of many where we use consistency-in-action in a very negative and limiting way. I’m sure you can probably think of at least a dozen more examples.
Given this, it’s quite clear that we are certainly capable of applying the consistency habit into our lives. However, from here-on-in, it will all be about applying it in the right way to help you achieve your desired goals and objectives.
Bkessings to you- Coach Milton
I really believe that we all need to be consistent in life because we find joy in our consistent behaviors and habits and efforts. If you Can find consistent actions that bring you constant joy you want to do those things over and over and over. So I just have to believe that everyone wants more out of life, you want to maximize moments when given to you and I want you to find joy and happiness too. So let me help you as I cover five ways that I use to bring consistent habits to my day here you go:
Is Consistency important in relationships?
I have my thoughts but will share this first from Brandon Tarver, in TX.:
"Consistency is crucial. Think how animals are compared to man. They are consistent and have been that way since the beginning of time. Man is so inconsistent it’s ridiculous. Let’s pick a wild animal such as an alligator. Imagine if an alligator acted like an alligator one day, then a duck they next day, then a tiger the day after that and like a dog another day. Would you have any respect for it? No b/c it’s inconsistent and you don’t know what to expect, trust, feel or predict. Now imagine that same animal being consistent with another animal, a human and its own kind, how do you feel about it now? I bet you would respect it. That’s how powerful consistency is and no relationship can survive with inconsistency b/c it will frustrate you. Trust me on that one."
I agree with a lot of this is saying here, consistency is our expectations in relationships. Expectations are good in the right context, but expectations can become a hindrance if you are not willing to be flexible in the long term of the relationships. Every relationship will start at one point and if there is movement and growth in the relationship then there will be change. This change is probably the most consistent in life and its up to us Maximizers to be in those moments when we sense change and to be patient in our own understanding and the other person understanding as well.
Love to hear your thoughts?
Life situations are often complicated and erratic. One day you might feel sure that everything is perfect, and the next you might question every decision you’ve ever made. If you want to find consistency in life, you need to be consistent in your methods, habits and ways of thinking. Finding consistency can help you persevere through hard times and periods of personal doubt. It starts with building a more stable, consistent way of living for yourself, and extends outwards into other areas of your life.
4 Keys to get that consistency in your life:
2. Daily Resolution
Act Daily with one dat yo attack and approach at a time, looking over a week or month can be overwhelming and it allows your mind to try and figure out ways to cope even though the future is not yet made known. Act with a daily resolution!
3. Give it 183 Days
I wish I could say that 21 days after you start a new habit all will be right in the world, I believe at 21 days your mind is stating to take you seriously that we have a nw habit to form, but it will take 183 days for the new consistent behavior to really create momentum in your life.
Peer Pressure, telling someone that you trust to keep you consistent is a major factor in finding this beauty of discipline in your life.
Blessings- Coach Milton
I can’t say it better than this article, so I am passing this on to you some timely wisdom and understanding of some what’s and how’s of beliefwithin your body.
“Man is what he believes”
Beliefs are basically the guiding principles in life that provide direction and meaning in life. Beliefs are the preset, organized filters to our perceptions of the world (external and internal). Beliefs are like ‘Internal commands’ to the brain as to how to represent what is happening, when we congruently believe something to be true. In the absence of beliefs or inability to tap into them, people feel disempowered.
Beliefs originate from what we hear — and keep on hearing from others, ever since we were children (and even before that!). The sources of beliefs include environment, events, knowledge, past experiences, visualization etc. One of the biggest misconceptions people often harbor is that belief is a static, intellectual concept. Nothing can be farther from truth! Beliefs are a choice. We have the power to choose our beliefs. Our beliefs become our reality.
Beliefs are not just cold mental premises, but are ‘hot stuff’ intertwined with emotions (conscious or unconscious). Perhaps, that is why we feel threatened or react with sometimes uncalled for aggression, when we believe our beliefs are being challenged! Research findings have repeatedly pointed out that the emotional brain is no longer confined to the classical locales of the hippocampus, amygdala and hypothalamus. The sensory inputs we receive from the environment undergo a filtering process as they travel across one or more synapses, ultimately reaching the area of higher processing, like the frontal lobes. There, the sensory information enters our conscious awareness. What portion of this sensory information enters is determined by our beliefs. Fortunately for us, receptors on the cell membranes are flexible, which can alter in sensitivity and conformation. In other words, even when we feel stuck ‘emotionally’, there is always a biochemical potential for change and possible growth. When we choose to change our thoughts (bursts of neurochemicals!), we become open and receptive to other pieces of sensory information hitherto blocked by our beliefs! When we change our thinking, we change our beliefs. When we change our beliefs, we change our behavior.
A mention of the ‘Placebo’ is most appropriate at this juncture. Medical history is replete with numerous reported cases where placebos were found to have a profound effect on a variety of disorders. One such astounding case was that of a woman suffering from severe nausea and vomiting. Objective measurements of her gastric contractions indicated a disrupted pattern matching the condition she complained of. Then a ‘new, magical, extremely potent’ drug was offered to her, which would, the doctors proclaimed, undoubtedly cure her nausea. Within a few minutes, her nausea vanished! The very same gastric tests now revealed normal pattern, when, in actuality, she had been given syrup of ipecac, a substance usually used to inducenausea! When the syrup was presented to her, paired with the strong suggestion of relief of nausea, by an authority figure, it acted as a (command) message to the brain that triggered a cascade of self-regulatory biochemical responses within the body. This instance dramatically demonstrates that the influence of placebo could be more potent than expected drug effect.
An important observation was that, part of the placebo response seemed to involve the meaning of the disorder or the illness to the individual. In other words, the person’s belief or how she/he interprets (inter-presents or internally represents) directly governs the biological response or behavior. Another remarkable study involved a schizophrenic. This woman was observed to have split personality. Under normal conditions, her blood glucose levels were normal. However, the moment she believed she was diabetic, her entire physiology changed to become that of a diabetic, including elevated blood glucose levels.
Suggestions or symbolic messages shape beliefs that in turn affect our physical well being. Several cases of ‘Disappearance of warts’ have been reported by Ornstein and Sobel wherein they ponder on how the brain translates the suggestions (sometimes using hypnosis) into systematic biochemical battle strategies such as chemical messengers sent to enlist the aid of immune cells in an assault on the microbe-induced miniature tumor or probably small arteries are selectively constricted, cutting off the vital nutrient supply to warts but not touching the neighboring healthy cells.
Findings of carefully designed research indicate that our interpretation of what we are seeing (experiencing) can literally alter our physiology. In fact, all symptoms of medicine work through our beliefs. By subtly transforming the unknown (disease/disorder) into something known, named, tamed and explained, alarm reactions in the brain can be calmed down. All therapies have a hidden, symbolic value and influence on the psyche, besides the direct specific effect they may have on the body.
Just as amazingly life-affirming placebos are, the reverse, “Nocebo’ has been observed to be playing its part too. It is associated with negative, life-threatening or disempowering beliefs. Arthur Barsky, a psychiatrist states that it is the patient’s expectations — beliefs whether a drug or procedure works or will have side effects — that plays a crucial role in the outcome.
The biochemistry of our body stems from our awareness. Belief-reinforced awareness becomes our biochemistry. Each and every tiny cell in our body is perfectly and absolutely awareof our thoughts, feelings and of course, our beliefs. There is a beautiful saying ‘Nobody grows old. When people stop growing, they become old’. If you believe you are fragile, the biochemistry of your body unquestionably obeys and manifests it. If you believe you are tough (irrespective of your weight and bone density!), your body undeniably mirrors it. When you believe you are depressed (more precisely, when you become consciously aware of your ‘Being depressed’), you stamp the raw data received through your sense organs, with a judgment — that is your personal view — and physically become the ‘interpretation’ as you internalize it. A classic example is ‘Psychosocial dwarfism’, wherein children who feel and believethat they are unloved, translate the perceived lack of love into depleted levels of growth hormone, in contrast to the strongly held view that growth hormone is released according to a preprogrammed schedule coded into the individual’s genes!
Providing scientific evidence to support a holistic approach to well being and healthcare, Bruce Lipton sheds light on mechanism underlying healing at cellular level. He emphasizes that ‘love’ is the most healing emotion and ‘placebo’ effect accounts for a substantial percentage of anydrug’s action, underscoring the significance of beliefs in health and sickness. According to him, as adults, we still believe in and act our lives out based on information we absorbed as children (pathetic indeed!). And the good news is, we can do something about the ‘tape’ our subconscious mind is playing (ol’ silly beliefs) and change them NOW. Further recent literature evidences provided knowledge based on scientific principles of biology of belief. There are limited studies on clinics of traditional beliefs and if we get more scientific data, we can use these traditional systems in clinical mental health management. Human belief system is formed by all the experiences learned and experimented filtered through personality. The senses to capture inner and outer perceptions have higher brain potentials. Some questions that arise in this context are, does the integration and acceptance of these perceptions result in the establishment of beliefs? Does the establishment of these beliefs depend on proof demonstrations? The proofs might be the perceptions, which we can directly see or having scientific proof or custom or faith.[8,9] Beliefs are developed as stimuli received as trusted information and stored in the memory. These perceptions are generalized and established into belief. These beliefs are involved in the moral judgment of the person. Beliefs help in decision-making. Bogousslavsky and Inglin explained that, how some physicians were more successful by taking an account of patient beliefs. Beliefs influence factors involved in the development of psychopathology. They also influence the cognitive and emotional assessment, addictiveness, responses to false positives and persistent normal defensive reactions. Total brain function is required in stabilizing the belief and in responding to environmental system. Some of the brain regions and the neural circuits are very important in establishing beliefs and executing emotions. Frontal lobes play a major role in beliefs. Mental representations of the world are integrated with sub-cortical information by prefrontal cortex. Amygdala and Hippocampus are involved in the process of thinking and thus help in execution of beliefs. NMDA receptor is involved in thinking and in the development of beliefs. These beliefs are subjected to challenge. A belief that is subjected to more challenges becomes stronger. When a new stimulus comes, it creates distress in the brain with already existing patterns. The distress results in the release of dopamine (neurotransmitter) to transmit the signal.[10,11] Research findings of Young and Saxe (2008) revealed that medial prefrontal cortex is involved in processing the belief valence. Right temporoparietal junction and precuneus are involved in the processing of beliefs to moral judgment. True beliefs are processed through right temporoparietal junction.[13,14] Saxe (2006) explained that beliefs judging starts at the age of five years citing example of judging of belief questions on short stories by the children. Belief attribution involved activating regions of medial prefrontal cortex, superior temporal gyri and hippocampal regions. Studies by Krummenacher et al, have shown that dopamine levels are associated with paranormal thoughts suggesting the role of dopamine in belief development in the brain. Flannelly et al, illustrated on how primitive brain mechanisms that evolved to assess environmental threats in related psychiatric disorders. Also were highlighted the issues such as the way beliefs can affect psychiatric symptoms through these brain systems. The theories discussed widely are related to (a) link psychiatric disorders to threat assessment and (b) explain how the normal functioning of threat assessment systems can become pathological. It is proposed that three brain structures are implicated in brain disorders in response to threat assessment and self-defense: the regions are the prefrontal cortex, the basal ganglia and parts of limbic system. The functionality of these regions has great potential to understand mechanism of belief formation and its relevance in neurological functions/dysfunctions. Now it is clear that biology and physiology of belief is an open area for research both at basic and clinical level. The future directions are to develop validated experimental or sound theoretical interpretation to make ‘BELIEF’ as a potential clinical management tool.
Perceptual shifts are the prerequisites for changing the belief and hence changing the biochemistry of our body favorably. Our innate desire and willingness to learn and grow lead to newer perceptions. When we consciously allow newer perceptions to enter the brain by seeking new experiences, learning new skills and changed perspectives, our body can respond in newer ways –this is the true secret of youth. Beliefs (internal representations/interpretations) thus hold the magic wand of remarkable transformations in our biochemical profile. If you are chasing joy and peace all the time everywhere but exclaim exhausted, ‘Oh, it’s to be found nowhere!’, why not change your interpretation of NOWHERE to ‘NOW HERE’; just by introducing a gap, you change your awareness — that changes your belief and that changes your biochemistry in an instant!
Everything exists as a ‘Matrix of pure possibilities’ akin to ‘formless’ molten wax or moldable soft clay. We shape them into anything we desire by choosing to do so, prompted, dictated (consciously or unconsciously) by our beliefs. The awareness that we are part of these ever-changing fields of energy that constantly interact with one another is what gives us the key hitherto elusive, to unlock the immense power within us. And it is our awareness of this awesome truth that changes everything. Then we transform ourselves from passive onlookers to powerful creators. Our beliefs provide the script to write or re-write the code of our reality.
Thoughts and beliefs are an integral part of the brain’s operations. Neurotransmitters could be termed the ‘words’ brain uses to communicate with exchange of information occurring constantly, mediated by these molecular messengers. Unraveling the mystery of this molecular music induced by the magic of beliefs, dramatically influencing the biochemistry of brain could be an exciting adventure and a worth pursuing cerebral challenge.
Blessings on your journey of belief- Coach Milton
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Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
- Tony Robbins
If you read my last blog you would see how powerful and magical a belief is. Belief is a magical phenomenon that is experienced by every living human. It gives us a power of creation, good or evil. On the surface, it is just an intangible thought that flows through one’s mind; yet, it is much more than that. In times of adversity, what a person believes in, can work wonders for him/her. Our beliefs influence our minds in a certain manner. They make us understand seemingly some of the most difficult things about life and the world around us. The catch here, however, is not understanding, but interpreting those meanings.
Personal interpretations might differ with respect to a given idea or situation and therefore, different people might have different beliefs regarding the same thing. In fact, sometimes, individual interpretations of two people may be completely contrasting with each other, leading to completely opposite beliefs and viewpoints. For instance, of the two given people, one might believe in the institution of marriage, whereas the other may not. The result of these beliefs may be, two, completely contrasting patterns of social behavior, each of which might influence a particular section of society.
Beliefs also, to a large extent, influence one’s morality quotient. What a person believes definitely affects his/her outlook with respect to right and wrong. Beliefs are rarely, and need not be, ‘right’ at all times. More often than not, they do not even have legitimate foundations. Therefore, nobody else, but only an individual may be held responsible for his/her beliefs and what they might yield. Therefore, looking pragmatically at the bigger picture is of utmost importance. The quality of our beliefs determines the kind of person we are, and what we have in store for society and for the world.
It is important to note that one’s beliefs are entirely a question of his/her personal preference. Neither can they be imposed on people, nor can people be forced to abandon their beliefs. No matter how correct or incorrect they are, they are vital to the very existence of an individual, who believes in them.
Beliefs thus, are an inseparable part of our existence. No matter what we might believe in, still, we are all believers. Some of us believe in the presence of God; others believe in His absence. Nevertheless, we believe! And, we are the way we are because we believe in what we believe. Our beliefs can be ‘good’ or they can be ‘bad’, but they always remain with us, until we decide to believe differently.
-excerpts taken from spiritualray-
Belief = Confidence & 10 Reasons Confidence Leads to Success
Confidence- when people feel good about themselves they do good for themselves and others. Confidence is a key ingredient to the success of your business. The belieffactor is the cornerstone of confidence and success. With beleif you are anchored in an ideal, vision, dream , outcome. The anchor is held together by different means, but the main tie is that you are taking action towards the worthy goal, idea, dream or outcome consistently. Again I ask, “What do you believe?”
What Do You Believe?
Once you have settled that question , lets look at 10 ways belief with it’s byproduct of confidence can and will lead to success:
Here are 10 Reasons That Self-Confidence Leads to Success:
Believing In You,
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