Unimagined Capacity

I lunched at RecentChangesCamp with Jon Ramer and Jair. Our storytelling is well summed by this bit from Jair’s site:

You have — within you — the fuel to thrive and to flourish, and to leave this world in better shape than you found it. Sometimes you tap into this fuel – other times you don’t. But the sad fact is that most people have no idea how to tap into this fuel or even recognize it when they do. Where is this fuel within you? You tap into it whenever you feel energized and excited by new ideas. You tap into it whenever you feel at one with your surroundings, at peace. You tap into it whenever you feel playful, creative, or silly. You tap into it whenever you feel your soul stirred by the sheer beauty of existence. You tap into it whenever you feel connected to others and loved. In short, you tap into it whenever positive emotions resonate within you. — Barbara Fredrickson, Positive Emotions & Psychophysiology Laboratory @ University of Michigan

Jon mentioned some conversations he’s been having with others about “Unimagined Capacity.” He tells remarkable stories of people discovering this unimagined power. It seems to me that we need more conversations about this. When was the last time you discovered some unimagined capacity in yourself or your people?

2 Replies to “Unimagined Capacity”

  1. WOW – wish I was able to join you all. Unimagined capacity = SPARKLE!!! Sparkle = assets of our hearts and minds. would love to join this conversation…….thanks Michael, Jon and Jair

  2. I am currently mapping community assets (i.e. Unimagined Capacity & Sparkle) and weaving the sparkle into a social network with a KaBOOM! project……. Kretzman & McKnight & Putnam & Sirolli led me here……..honor the brilliance in others 😀

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