Actuality, Capability, Potentiality

19th Oct, 2011

Do you accept actuality? What is your capability? Think what it will be like to reach your potentiality.

Stafford Beer in his book ‘Brain of the Firm’ outlines his definitions of the three terms:

Actuality: “What we are managing to do now, with existing resources, under existing constraints.”

Capability: “This is what we could be doing (still right now) with existing resources, under existing constraints, if we really worked at it.”

Potentiality: “This is what we ought to be doing by developing our resources and removing constraints, although still operating within the bounds of what is already known to be feasible.”

Do you accept actuality? What is your capability? Think what it will be like to reach your potentiality.

Food For Thought?