“Sometimes we have to move sideways or backwards before moving ahead.” #bgdtcoaching.
Working to our potential involves learning from errors and trusting ourselves to find the way forward. Our potential has many aspects, however three come immediately to mind: resilience to setbacks, expandability and universality.
Rather than letting frustrations block us from moving ahead with our plans, which would only lead to more frustration, we can trust in the resilience of our potential knowing that sometimes we have to move sideways or backwards before moving ahead. Our direction might have to change, yet our heart always knows the way ahead.
That we are able to expand our potential by learning additional material and develop ourselves in order to confront new challenges is a crucial aspect of our potential. We are not a ‘finished item’ but rather a ‘work in progress’. Actions on our part can take us forward.
Potential is rarely tied to just one instance or setting. We may transfer, as it were, our resources and presence to accommodate each moment. The universality of our potential underpins our ability to cope and prosper when and wherever we are giving our best. And even if on occasions the present time is not the right time, it is the only time for us to set about moving ahead.
Three aspects of potential highlighted here, though many more are also worthy of consideration. To share your input on the issue of potential and moving ahead regardless of difficulties, please leave a comment below.
All the best.
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).