By: Rosamund & Benjamin Zander
The Art of Possibility is about seeing—about expanding the constrains we impose on our lives, problems, and decisions, allowing us to examine a greater range of options.
The first words of the book do well in describing its intent:
“This is a how-to book of an unusual kind. Unlike the genre of how-to books that offer strategies to surmount the hurdles of a competitive world and move out ahead, the objective of this book is to provide the reader the means to lift off from that world of struggle and sail into a universe of possibility. Our premise is that many of the circumstances that seem to block us in our daily lives may only appear to do so based on a framework of assumptions we carry with us. Draw a different frame around the same set of circumstances and new pathways come into view.”
Each chapter in the book presents a different tool for broadening possibility, more than a couple of which, are described in the quotes below.
This is a book for everyone, as we all tend towards narrow-mindedness, routine, and are often only able to see a sliver of the expanse of possibility that exists in each moment.