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For so long I have pretended to be able to solve a Rubik's Cube when in reality, all I was doing was looking for a specific set of patterns and then executing a memorized sequence of moves in order to make the cube whole again.
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A seventh grade student of the 'Free Christian' school in Duesseldorf trys out the Rubik's Cube for the first time on November 9, 2010. Starting in January 2011 schools can decide to use the Rubik's Cube to develop their children's spatial thinking and imagination. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)
A seventh grade student of the 'Free Christian' school in Duesseldorf trys out the Rubik's Cube for the first time on November 9, 2010. Starting in January 2011 schools can decide to use the Rubik's Cube to develop their children's spatial thinking and imagination. AFP PHOTO / PATRIK STOLLARZ (Photo credit should read PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

This is a short video I have been wanting to make for a while now. It is a story that I thought the world needed to hear.

For so long I have pretended to be able to solve a Rubik's Cube when in reality, all I was doing was looking for a specific set of patterns and then executing a memorized sequence of moves in order to make the cube whole again.

A skill that anyone could learn to do if they if they put their mind to it. However, any time I did this in public, it would appear that I was solving one of the most difficult puzzles known to man. They would never know my secret, and the illusion of intellect is a powerful sword to swing.

So often in life we give up on ourselves because we automatically presume that we are not smart enough, fast enough, tall enough or strong enough. Whatever the self-imposed hurdle might be, it is usually set by we.

The individual has become weak, and it is about time we started believing in ourselves again. It is about time we admit that we are usually the biggest reason for why we cant get anything done in life and then start doing something about that.

After making that realization, we can actually start to move past ourselves and toward success.