“The seat of knowledge is in the head, of wisdom, in the heart.”
Regardless of the words we use to describe it, the figurative act of taking a seat at the table of life is something we each need to do for ourselves.
By way of our goals, interests and decisions to date we have set ourselves up for the part we choose to undertake from today onwards. And having learnt our part through our experiences and development, formal and informal, we are not only taking a seat but rather claiming it from a position of merit.
On occasions it may be the case of taking a seat we are not particularly interested in. Unless the situation arrives with a ‘Take it or leave it’ ultimatum, we might wish to pause for a moment and examine our motives for potentially putting ourselves in an environment contrary to our values or objectives.
Doing anything just for the sake of it, even when we know intellectually we are capable of achieving success, working without putting our heart into the matter, will sooner or later trip is up. In the best scenario success might indeed be forthcoming, but at the price of us losing valuable time. The worst scenario is for our imagination to bring to mind, if we feel we should do so.
Thanks for reading this taking a seat 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).