“Knock, knock. Wait, wait. Enter, enter.” #bgdtcoaching.
Though it might seem like the start of an ancient joke, in actual fact knock, knock may be read as an instruction or suggestion regarding achieving success.
As a practical way of confronting obstacles before us, taking action, knock, knock, is surely valid. Certainly actions don’t always produce expected results. Yet that need not stop us from undertaking them in any case. The old saying “If we don’t knock, the door won’t be opened” sums up the thinking here.
Knock, knock. Wait, wait. Enter, enter. Perhaps this is the way forward for us. Thinking about an issue you are facing at present, what action, in terms of proverbially knocking on the door, can you undertake right now to see if it gets opened for you?
Of course there could be occasions we knock, knock and knock again, then remain standing outside for ages. At such times we have to consider whether the extended wait will ever be repaid in terms of achieving a positive outcome. Possibly our time should be better employed elsewhere?
Knock, knock, thanks 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.
Personal performance potential at work (2014), 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).