“Without starting out it is difficult to arrive.” #bgdtcoaching.
With the day before us, starting out can take on the appearance of a new day breaking. We enter the space, possibly physically and mentally as well as figuratively, to bring into being our plans and actions for the sake of taking us nearer to our goals.
Early morning is often a time for quiet reflection for many people. Preparatory activities are undertaken almost automatically as we focus our attention on what we have in mind for the day.
Starting out is, of course, clearly associated with reaching our objective. Unfortunately life offers few guarantees and it is rare that we may be certain of completing everything in our desired manner. Nevertheless, this element of doubt need not stop us from starting out.
Our intentions indicate our priorities and, as the old saying goes “You cannot win if you don’t play”, hence it is always worth us making an attempt.
Once we are underway we might encounter unforeseen obstacles or unimagined opportunities. Such things could possibly test our determination to stick to our purpose for the day. Yet with flexibility built into the schedule ideally we will be able to cope with these as and when they arise.
For now, without starting out on another line of thought, let me just thank you for being here 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).