Despite the weather

Bad weather

Despite the weather, our outlook on life can always shine bright.” #bgdtcoaching.

Some years ago I was working with a group of students many of whom really did base their perception of the day on the weather. A freezing cold but sunny day was judged as a sign to be happy. A slightly warmer yet rainy day became a trigger to feel unhappy.

Of course a small number of students maintained a neutral position towards the day despite the weather. And I imagine this is the way of being for most folk.

Leaving aside questions of health and specific medical conditions connected to the climate, linking our wellbeing to an element beyond our sphere of control limits us considerably. Despite the weather outside, our outlook on life can always shine bright.

If we choose to see the bigger picture, placing ourselves at the centre of our existence, many other factors are able to come into play. Our attitude is also conditioned by our desire to live aligned to values, reach goals and make choices according to what is in our heart.

Despite the weather we have the possibility to refer to these other factors. And our actions, and our life as a result, could reflect our conditioning.

Thanks for being here, perhaps despite the weather wherever you are right now.


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Twitter: @bgdtcoaching

About Brian

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).


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