“A stitch in time might not save nine, but an action today is better than two thought about tomorrow.” #bgdtcoaching.
Resorting to proverbs such as ‘A stitch in time‘ could be considered as lazy writing by some folk. Indeed in a sense falling back on such phrases certainly doesn’t enrich the literary field very much. But then that is not the purpose of the blog posts here.
Thinking about how our timely interventions can impact on the flow of our day and as a consequence our life as it unfolds, ‘a stitch in time‘ is perhaps ideal as an expression to remind ourselves of this.
We may have set out clear objectives to reach for the sake of designing a desired life. Stitching together many pieces of the material called ‘daily life’ produces the cloth from which we eventually create our existence. Timing is crucial to the process to ensure the results reflect our dreams.
Last minute actions and ad hoc activities naturally have their place in the run of things, yet rarely take us forward in an orderly fashion as well as planned interventions. “Time management it seems is as much about managing ourselves as managing time”, to quote a previous post (click here to read).
A stitch in time connects what is now with what can be tomorrow. But with the clock striking a certain hour and the rest of the day still before us, let me stop this ‘a stitch in time‘ post.
Thanks for reading this 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).