“By trusting our potential, appreciating our skills and believing in our abilities, we are standing out from the crowd.” #bgdtcoaching.
Respecting that each of us has a unique presence, standing out here need not be read as being better than anyone else. It is rather a question of harnessing our strengths for the sake of giving our all to our performance.
Standing out, when many are keeping their heads down, doing everything to not bring attention to themselves, may be looked upon as reckless. Viewing it from another perspective, isn’t it more risky to be carried along with the masses, transferring decisional responsibilities from ourselves?
By standing out we are, at least, giving ourselves the opportunity to participate as much as possible in the construction of today and tomorrow. If some choose to ridicule us for attempting to live life to the full that is their prerogative.
It may be they are perplexed by our strategy, or perhaps a little jealous of our courage. No matter what their motive, we cannot change them and do not need to spend time or energy worrying about them. By trusting our potential, appreciating our skills and believing in our abilities, we are standing out from the crowd.
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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).