p>I was cleaning out a few office boxes this weekend and found an old wire bound notebook I used to capture insights and ideas from classes and conversations. Looking through it was like rummaging through a self-development time capsule. Here are some of the more interesting entries (some of this is deep, some is kind of strange, and some is a bit goofy):
Enrollment is generating possibility in another’s listening such that they step into that possibility and act.
Who I am is the possibility of powerful transformation in education, worldwide.
Who I am is the possibility of transforming the world of work through generating breakthroughs.
For a project to exist, it needs to be public and in the world.
The illusion is that there is anything outside of language.
Stand for something.
Let your problems nurture your commitments.
The person you are being right now is given by the future you are living into.
The concept of accomplishment:
- Is success as I define it.
- Is a hurdle that I define.
- And perhaps a hurdle as I perceive others to define it.
What if nobody knew what we accomplished? Would we still do it?
You have to let go of your need to accomplish to survive.
You can’t think the unthinkable alone. When you allow yourself to be in the inquiry of the unthinkable, you can transform yourself.
How do we speak possibility into a world that does not know possibility?
If you have an expectation that is fulfilled, you meet expectations. If you have an unfulfilled expectation, you may feel upset. If you explore a possibility and it is not fulfilled, you are still left with another possibility. If you explore a possibility and it is fulfilled, you feel accomplishment. Don’t confuse expectation with possibility. Live in the world of possibility.
You know you are thinking for yourself when you don’t know the answer.
And here’s a funny little poem I found in the book.
I’m big but I fly
Swinging ever so high
Through the tree tops
Bananas are the best
Happy, I beat my chest
Be careful where the peel drops