“Efforts powered by the heart propel us further than those powered by the head.” #bgdtcoaching.
If we are looking for three motivational phrases powered by the heart we could look no further than: “I know you can do it”, “Well done” and “Thank you”. Each of these has the ability to encourage the recipient to continue giving his or her best.
Yet if we stop to consider the issue further, we might be tempted to ask ourselves exactly how many times our expressed words are powered by the heart and impact positively on others throughout a typical day.
Powered by a desire to reach our goals we have within us the capacity to overcome obstacles along the road leading to our chosen objectives. And let’s not forget efforts powered by the heart propel us further than those powered by the head.
Looking at the question from a different perspective, what about actions powered by anger? What indeed about them? We all know how they feel and the hurt they produce to the doer and the receiver.
It is not necessary to dwell on them here, besides perhaps stating the age-old, though still valid, suggestion of counting to ten before doing such things to others or responding to them from others. Responses powered by awareness, coupled if need be with silence and/or the action of stepping back, can go a long way to reducing stress and tension.
As ever, these ideas are set out for the sake of reflection and your thoughts on the issue would surely enhance the conversation. Accordingly, please feel free to leave a comment below. For now, thanks for reading this powered by 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).