Putting our best foot forward, making a good impression for the sake of distinguishing ourselves in front of someone perhaps, is much about living the moment fully.
Life offers countless opportunities for each of us to put our best foot forward as we go about our daily routines. We might be feeling indifferent or bored to whatever it is we are doing, then suddenly we are called upon to pull up our boots and focus our attention on this or that, him or her.
With our best foot forward, we are demonstrating our potential and embracing life in its entirety. There may be occasions our best is not good enough and the situation requires another foot to be advanced. Even so, we can only give what we have, and few people fail to recognize when we have made maximum effort.
A terrible scenario is one in which the person before us cannot be bothered to show any interest in whatever is going on. Recalling the words of Don Miguel Ruiz, “Don’t take anything personally”, we can choose in such circumstances to place our best foot forward and mentally just keep walking.
Thanks for reading this best foot forward post today.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.
As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.
Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).