Reflections

Mindfully Playing Roles

For years I’ve dreamed of being involved in a company in which each person undertakes tasks purely in accordance with their skill, passion and love. A numbers expert would not be expected to sell, the IT tech need not be concerned with marketing and so forth. And yes, a coordination expert would be responsible for keeping it all flowing.

The idea need not be limited to the workplace. It could be argued if we apply the concept to our lives we can channel our efforts to perform to our highest level, in each role we are required to play – mother, father, employer, chef, procurement officer (shopper), loving partner, etc. – thus maximizing our involvement and enjoyment moment by moment.

Concentrating on where we are and on what we are doing right now would eliminate the vacant sensation of ‘going through the motions’ whilst thinking about the next appointment, meeting, shopping trip or whatever.

And let’s not forget the impact such behaviour would have on those around us if we truly showed up in their presence.

Is it possible to live in such a way in these days of multitasking and various digital devices supposedly so vital to us nowadays?

As always it comes down to personal choice with each of us evaluating the benefits or otherwise of how we have operated to date. Accepting the status quo for a ‘a quite life’ is only a choice when we weigh up alternatives. Without that personal input it seems to me Jim Rohn’s words below aren’t for us.

“Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you.”

Being 100% present means not being small, nor does it entail frittering away time starting lots of tasks but concluding none. It is being mindful of the now and living each instance to its fullest, knowing ‘it too shall pass’.

Keep in touch.

Brian.

2010, dedicated to helping clients optimize their potential. www.bgdtcoaching.com

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