Setting out

Departure board

“Knowing we might not reach our goal need not stop us from setting out.” #bgdtcoaching.

The idea of setting out on a journey can bring a smile to the face of some folk whilst inducing anguish in others. Setting out implies leaving our current location for another, hopefully desired, destination. We have most likely prepared our itinerary, gathered required resources and in setting out we are implementing our plans.

Setting out need not, however, be limited to physical journeys. We can have, for example, a goal aimed at bringing about changes to habits impacting on our lifestyle.

Over the past months you may have heard people bemoaning a weight increase as a result of the recent festivities. Yet unless these people were buying particular cakes, loaves of bread and the like with legs on them, I guess the food was not jumping into their mouths without their help.

Setting out for a new weight, or an improved relationship at work with colleagues or at home with loved ones and so forth, all begins with a clarification of choices made to date and an acceptance of responsibility for the consequences they have produced.

Naturally we have the option of staying where we are. Deciding not to attempt to influence the destination of our life is a choice we have available to us and might appeal at times. However, knowing we might not reach our goal need not stop us from setting out, if we feel inspired to give it a go.

Thanks for being here today. If you’d like to share your input on the issue of setting out, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.



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About Brian

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).


2 Responses to Setting out

  1. simonsomlai says:

    I’ve heard another great quote on this, by Einstein; “A ship is always safe at shore but that is not what it was build for”. If you risk some security you can gain a lot. A beautiful thought to keep in mind. Keep it up man!

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