“By not doing what we could do, we are letting time slip.” #bgdtcoaching.
It might be that the most productive thing to do now, after reading the rest of this post of course, is actually nothing at all. If this is the case, any additional actions on our part are just ways of letting time slip.
On other occasions, a whole host of things may need to be accomplished. Each moment lost through procrastination, letting time slip as we put off getting started, adds pressure to the tasks. Deadlines seem to have the habit of keeping a low profile until literally the last minute.
Certainly, as we near the time to deliver assignments and the like, an adrenaline rush can carry us successfully over the finishing line. Yet without setting aside some time for the inevitable setbacks waiting to slow us down, the completion process is not always guaranteed to end positively.
Letting time slip goes beyond work issues however. Taking opportunities in general is much about being present and open to the moment. When we are worried, tired, unwell or indeed any other typically human condition, our existence closes in around us.
In such circumstances it is likely we are not deliberately letting time slip, but rather struggling to connect with our natural joie de vivre. Fortunately in most instances it is only a temporary situation and not a permanent one. And once back in the swing of things, our goals will guide us anew.
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).