Gordon Medlock | October 24, 2018

Unleashing Our Potential: Education as it is Meant to Be

We are doing some very exciting things at the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential. 

As our name suggests, we’re about helping students tap their potential.  And as a faculty member and director of doctoral research and career services, I want to find colleagues, students, and allies who embrace the ideal of becoming our best, most authentic selves and serving others in unleashing their potential.  This sort of education doesn’t just happen in a classroom.  It happens in every moment where we are genuinely engaging in life and tapping our yearnings to matter and make a difference.  http://www.wrightgrad.edu/

This blog is the start of an ongoing conversation about education as a living process of facilitating the realization of our potential – -as individuals, teams, organizations, communities, and as a society. I’d like to start the conversation by introducing Victor Frankl, the author of Man’s Search Form Meaning, and his reflections on this quote from the German poet, Goethe:

If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.

Translating this to the new model of education: If we educate simply to help people fit in to the world as it is, we make them worse.  If we educate people to unleash their potential beyond their current circumstance, we help them become agents in creating their best selves and a better world.

Here is an inspiring video of Frankl, talking with college students about reaching their potential and finding meaning and purpose in life:  https://www.ted.com/talks/viktor_frankl_youth_in_search_of_meaning

For more ways you can live a life of greater fulfillment, please visit us at the Wright Graduate University.We have many of our courses available for downloadon our website. Don’t miss out on our special introductory price on these great courses!

 About the Author

Gordon has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Yale University, specializing in existential psychology and humanistic education. He also has a Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration. He has extensive experience in the areas of clinical and organizational psychology, enabling him to address a wide range of life and career issues in his coaching practice.

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The Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential is a leadership institute located in Chicago, Illinois. Wright Foundation performative learning programs are integrated into the curriculum at Wright Graduate University.

 

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