Monday, June 1, 2015

The Three Laws of Performance (Zaffron and Logan)

1. How people perform correlates to how situations occur to them. Your perspective is itself part of the way in which the world occurs to you, and how a situation occurs includes your view of the past (why things are going the way they are going) and the future (where this is all going.)

2. How a situation occurs arises in language. Language is the means through which your future is already written, and it is the means though which it can be rewritten.

3. Future-based language transforms how situations occur to people. When Martin Luther King Jr. said "I have a dream," he created that dream in others.

I didn't write the above. I just boiled it down. Zaffron and Logan's book The Three Laws of Performance transforms the world if you want it to.