team building and leadership expert michael cardus   If good or bad willing changes the world, it can only change the limits of the world, not the facts; not the things that can be expressed in language.

   In brief, the world must thereby become quite another. It must so to speak wax or wane as a whole.

   The world of the happy is quite another than that of the unhappy.

As in death, too, the world does not change, but ceases. Death is not an event of life. Death is not lived through.

   If by eternity is understood not endless temporal duration but timelessness, then he lives eternally who lives in the present.

   Our life is endless in the way that our visual field is without limit.

– Wittgenstein “Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus” 6.43 – 6.4311


Framing and determining facts that belong to the tasks being performed can be expressed through language, and that is all we can comprehend. Good or bad intent, behaviors we cannot have access to.

The line “…he lives eternally who lives in the present.” is the inquiry this week;

  • What does living in the present mean?
  • In what ways to temporal thoughts lead to the mortality of ourselves? Our team? Our organizations?
  • Think of a time when you were happy – what was that like?
  • Think of a time when you were unhappy – what was that like?
  • How often do you visit the world of present happiness?
  • In what ways can you achieve that? How Else? How Else? Share more?
  • Death is not lived through” how does that apply to high performance teams?
  • Share an example of when your team did not live through and death and things turned out excellent?
  • What does the last line, “Our life is endless in the way that our visual field is without limit” mean to your organization, team, leadership, you?



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