“Looking out beyond the immediate requires a pinch of imagination and a dash of open-mindedness.” #bgdtcoaching.
The idea of looking out, figuratively speaking if we are at the initial phase of a project, is very much a case of seeing what could be instead of fixating on what is. One aspect of our potential is the capacity to extrapolate its presence today into the future.
All things being equal, we can broadly trust the skills and competencies we have acquired until now to take us forward. Naturally we should be conscious of the need to remain updated in our chosen field of endeavour. That said, we can indeed engage in looking out beyond the present to see what might be.
And as we ponder the future our intuition will guide us to make decisions based on our strengths to help bring about the desired vision. Without a pinch of imagination and a dash of open-mindedness it is difficult to undertake this looking out exercise, yet when applied the rewards invariably outweigh the cost it may have obliged us to pay.
Looking up from the page, I can see it is time to conclude here. Please don’t hesitate to jump in with a comment about looking out if you so wish.
Thanks for reading this looking out 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).