“Keeping our potential under wraps serves few, least of all ourselves.” #bgdtcoaching.
Why we should wish to maintain our best self under wraps could possibly fill another post. Right now I am curious about the impact we might have on our life when we break free from the ‘holding back’ mindset.
We all know the moment will never be perfect, defining ‘perfect’ as maybe the coming together of all factors in an optimum way for the sake of performing our best. Accordingly, by holding back as we wait for the perfect moment we risk to never liberate ourselves in order to live life fully.
Staying under wraps may actually be a habit. If so, our efforts will be just enough to get us by, but never more than a fraction of what we intuitively feel we have to offer. Being under wraps for so long makes it difficult, scary even, to contemplate life in any other way.
Yet each of us has surely experienced magical moments of performance in which we operated as if ‘super humans’ without fear of failure, doubts regarding our capacity or in indeed concerns about anything.
Giving our all is all we can give, though not if we are keeping it under wraps. And the world will be better when we are contributing our uniqueness, our true self, rather than keeping it under wraps.
Thanks for connecting 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).