I attended a workshop this weekend hosted by the Wright Foundation [for the Realization of Human Potential]. And when I say I attended, I mean – 6-11 p on Friday and 8a-8p on both Saturday and Sunday. It was full on!
The focus of the weekend was personal transformation and growth, a topic I love and find super interesting. Overall, I enjoyed the workshop, the content, and the people I met. I’m not quite sure if I’ll participate in another (paid) program, but I’m glad I put myself out there and did something that was a little outside my comfort zone.
I thought I would share some of the snippets that impacted and inspired me the most.
- Our fears tell us more about who we are, what we can expect from the world, and what the world can expect from us. This plays into loss aversion – anticipating the pain of loss more than the pleasure of gain. Said differently, playing to win versus playing not to lose.
- More than happiness, we should seek out well-being, meaning, and incremental self-improvement.
- We are the gift to the world. Period. Not our accomplishments, the outcomes of our decisions, etc.
- Our goal should be to live life unedited.
- Weird is good!
- Never confuse impossible with inconvenient! –> LOVE THIS
- In order to get people to listen to you, YOU have to listen to you.
- Your pain is part of your gift. Denying the pain is denying the gift.
- You’re the corner of humanity you have to take care of and be responsible for. Otherwise, you are projecting your insecurities and unfinished BS on to the world.
- There’s pain in focusing on your own satisfaction. –> So much truth to this.
- Don’t be afraid to unleash the dam [of emotion] because even dams return to become a stream (or river).
- When things get good, people stop taking risks. We should flip when things are good!
- The more authentically you live, the more you’ll live your purpose.
- By being vulnerable and opening up, you’re recruiting allies for your team.
I hope you can find some inspiration in one (or more!) of the above bullets! Happy Wednesday!
Where/what/who do you draw inspiration from?
4 thoughts on “The Wright Institute: Foundations Weekend”
Thank you for sharing your experience! I’ve been wanting to attend this event since I read their book transformation. When I looked for reviews on the event, I was turned off by comments about too many sales pitches to join their year long program. Glad to hear you got value out of it.
You’re so welcome! Depending on the mindset you go in with, I think there’s a lot to learn/absorb. There was a big push to sign up for their year long program on day 3, so there is that. It can be a little overwhelming but you just have to stand your ground if that’s not something you want to do. Otherwise, I really enjoyed the content. Let me know if you want more info!
LOVED reading this! Thanks for sharing.
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I’m so glad!!