Laying Down the First Piece of a Larger Whole

Finally got a little bit of time tonight to do some more work and had an extensive chat with ChatGPT in trying to articulate and express my life’s work. What I realized from this discussion is the following.

I was on the right track in using gaming metaphors for growth and development. In fact, ChatGPT said that if I had to describe my work to others, it would be as follows. “I use gaming metaphors and concepts to help people understand and navigate real-life challenges more effectively, fostering personal development and psychological growth.”

I also realized that what I’m effectively trying to do with my work is create a Society 2.0 (similar to what Dave Gray is trying to do), a whole new way of being, one that it more playful and adventurous and able to embrace an uncertain world. Because of this though, I realized that what’s been impeding me this whole time is me trying to figure this all out at once before sharing it.

That’s effectively absurd and impossible though, as this is just me trying to be “perfect” which isn’t realistic or natural. Instead a natural approach would be similar to what Dave said before. Learn something. Share something. If I want to be able to build off of a stable ground, I need to start somewhere and lay the first pieces down…regardless if it doesn’t encompass my vision as a whole yet.

What I mean by this is that I wanted to have a practical way of practicing vertical development using a note-taking or journaling system before teaching vertical development using gaming metaphors. But I’m not going to wait around for this to make things perfect before proceeding. I’m just going to work on teaching vertical development using gaming metaphors first, basically lay as much of that foundation down first.

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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