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The Art of Possibility (book tip)

Learned about this interesting book – very promising to read / list:

First chapter: “It’s all invented”.

Standard social and business practices are built on certain assumptions— shared understandings that have evolved from older beliefs and conditions.

And while circumstances may have changed since the start of these practices, their continued use tends to reconfirm the old beliefs.

For this reason our daily practices feel right and true to us, regardless of whether they have evolved to keep up with the pace of change.

In just such a way a business culture arises and perpetuates itself, perhaps long after its usefulness has passed

This practice we refer to by the catchphrase, it’s all invented , is the most fundamental of all the practices we present in this book.

When you bring to mind ifs all invented, you remember that it’s all a story you tell — not just some of it, but all of it. And remember, too, that every story you tell is founded on a network of hidden assumptions.

If you learn to notice and distinguish these stories, you will be able to break through the barriers of any “box” that

“it’s all invented”

contains unwanted conditions and create other conditions or narratives that support the life you envision for yourself and those around you.

We do not mean that you can just make any thing up and have it magically appear.

We mean that you can shift the framework to one whose underlying assumptions allow for the conditions you desire.

Let your thoughts and actions spring from the new framework and see what happens.

The Art of Possibility