The theme of ongoing development is rarely far from these posts, nor in fact from my activities of coaching and training. I believe we all have it in us to live a life aligned with our potential, the challenge is to bring this into being.
The exertion to find learning in mistakes, take the positive elements from less than satisfying experiences, and focus on ‘what went right’ is no greater than that required to dwell on ‘what went wrong’, though not all may choose to agree with this.
Right now we can choose to search out activities in the form of ongoing development to provide opportunities for our natural skills, creativity and resourcefulness to surface. Seeking them is itself a positive step, as we concentrate on living in accordance with our guiding values.
On the contrary, clinging to what isn’t working saps energy and destroys enthusiasm. We can be so wrapped up in the subtle idea propagated by sections of society that we cannot ‘change our lot’, we may shy away from even attempting. And in doing so add weight to the idea itself.
Yet each of us is an individual and our circumstances – those of today and tomorrow – represent the results of personal inputs and efforts.
According to the American statesman, inventor and scientist Benjamin Franklin: “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.”
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