Unlocking Human Potential
I’ve often felt frustrated to the point of distraction when in the company of people with what I guess to be potentially great ideas, and yet no opportunity to share and explore them.
This bugs the hell out of me.
And I don’t have any kind of solution.
That bugs the hell out of me, too.
Dream The Impossible
But I’m resolved to believe something can be done. Indeed, for the past few years, at conferences, and in other opportunities for conversation, I’ve shared my frustrations and sought others’ sentiments, opinions and suggestions.
Could an online solution work?
I’m sceptical. Worth an experiment or two perhaps, though.
If not online, then face to face?
Which raises the question of frequency of meeting up, locations, travel, people’s schedules, and that whole nine yards.
In the (shared, physical) workplace, most of those issues go away, or at least diminish.
Yet even then, I rarely see folks engaged in discovering what ideas, experiences, etc. their peers possess that might be interesting, enlightening, valuable or otherwise useful.
I guess learned helpless and the status quo both have some part to play in that.
And the sheer act of doing something, anything to help those folks who have a need to see their ideas aired can contribute to much joy for all concerned.
Are such “meaningful conversations” (as opposed to more or less idle chat) something you need? And what about your friends, colleagues and peers? Do they have similar or related needs?
Is there anything you could be doing today that might help air these ideas, provoke meaningful conversations, and attend to these kinds of folks’ needs?
For what is human potential if not the latent ability to have great ideas, individually and together, and see them impact the world?