Seeing others sparkle can be an incentive for us to likewise display our ability to the full. And being ourselves is what makes us special, whereas by forgetting who we are we lose our shine.
Appreciating we are all different whilst acknowledging our similarities need not be considered a contradiction. Our uniqueness based on our individual characteristics, together with the potential we employ to our endeavours, invariably complements those of others for the benefit of us all.
A sparkle could be considered as the norm rather than the exception, especially when we are going about our tasks with focus and a desire to perform at our best. Believing in the abundance of the sparkle of the universe, we can embrace the present, regardless of how others label this moment.
As the Dalai Lama noted, “I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.” Though we may not be able to see it right now, if it was there before we can be pretty certain our sparkle is still there, even if hiding behind a cloud.
Thanks for reading this ‘Sparkle‘ 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).