I first came across the terminology distinction when I participated in the landmark forum in 2005.
The landmark forum is landmark worldwide’s signature program and is just one of three programs in the series called the curriculum for life.
My mum and sister participated first. Then myself, my dad and my then boyfriend and now husband. My brother did the landmark forum for teens. My mother in law participated in 2015.
It’s an amazing opportunity that our whole family have participated because it’s such a process to get yourself in there in the first place.
Why is it a process?
Because as individuals we are influenced by our experiences and our upbringing, the beliefs we collect, the barriers or walls we create, the stories we create about ourselves, about our time, about our financial situation, about our jobs, about our families, hell, about anything. We have an opinion, a judgement, an assessment about everything!
How do I know this? because I’m describing myself.
I’ve never been brave enough to share so candidly with you but I do it with such a huge commitment and love in my heart for what’s possible for you.
The landmark forum is a way to remove all the stories you’ve created that don’t work for you. All the things that get in your way of being effective and productive.
And the tricky thing is these things go undetected, they are your blind spots. The way the landmark forum works is for you to uncover your blind spots yourself.
You’ll do this by hearing about distinctions. They are ways of looking at life. Ways that give you an access to see something different to the way you’ve been seeing life.
At work we have frameworks. They are a way of organising information. Distinctions are like definitions. A definition defines one word. Distinctions define ways of thinking. Frameworks give you an access to thinking differently too. Giving you the ability to sort through information in a logical way. The place where frameworks and distinctions can sit by side is in creating understanding for sorting information.
So I share this with you to give you an access. To understand that our minds can easily create a messy house. Frameworks help us tidy up our messy work words. Distinctions help us tidy up our messy ways of thinking.
What would like be like if you could just refer to a distinction to understand what our ways of thinking really mean, what we can do to unravel the things that don’t work for us, and instead create what’s possible now.
Just like flicking through a dictionary to find the meaning of a word, we are flicking though the landmark forum to find the meaning of our life. If you’re a graduate you’ll know the answer to this question already. What is the meaning of life?
Imagine getting the level of access to this question such that there is no more asking this question?
Hi my name is Angela. I have loved writing since I was able to hold a pencil in my hand. I soon learnt I had a gift of connecting with my ancestors through writing before my 30th birthday.