It’s “Possibly” A Much Bigger “Game” Than Originally Imagined

Realizations from reflecting upon Dave Gray’s School of the Possible

A little more than a month ago, Dave Gray launched his School of the Possible five years ago on May 4th, 2018, proclaiming it World Possibility Day. Proceeding the launch though, he provided a number of articles talking about his School of the Possible as a lead up to its launch day.

Today, upon hearing that Dave is going to relaunch his School of the Possible as a learning network, I spent a huge amount of time reviewing all of these lead up posts in sequence, especially the enormous mind dump of Episode Five which was titled What You Can Do Today To Heal This Broken World and had a subtitle of A Key To Unlock The Next Level of Human Consciousness.

What I’ve realized upon reflecting all of these is that Dave’s vision for his School of the Possible is remarkable similar to my own vision to the point of being almost the same…except though for a slight twist or nuance to it. If I can try to articulate what I mean by this, it would be that the meaning of what he is trying to achieve is almost exactly like what I’m trying to achieve but how he’s named certain things as a language for his work is different than my own.

Over the next few days I will go into extreme detail about what I mean by this and highlight two specific aspects of Dave’s work that I’ve realized go much deeper than he was may have been aware of at the time. (Or alternatively he was aware of them at the time but decided not to clearly articulate them as such for some reason I can’t figure out.)

At the same time though, in comparison to his lead up posts (which connected with me on a very deep level), I’d also like to articulate how I found the format for his lab page (and still find it today) not effective in “activating me as a node” as he refers to it, especially in relation to knowing your purpose.

Finally, I want to highlight how I believe that all of the Dave’s posts that lead up to his launch should actually have been the very learnt and practiced focus of his School of the Possible in the first place, rather than just as a broadcasted lead up to it. And the Lab that people wrote up for the School of the Possible should have been their final graduation achievement, thus transforming its first students into teachers themselves.

PS. I’m not sure but perhaps his relaunch of his school as a “learning network” may do the very thing I think it should have done before.

By Nollind Whachell

Questing to translate Joseph Campbell's Hero’s Journey into The Player’s Handbook for The Adventure of Your Life, thus making vertical (leadership) development an accessible, epic framework for everyone.

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