As an assessment of life, ‘Just bananas‘ might be up there with any other evaluation for the moment. Things could be all over the place, providing us with numerous stresses and yet also countless opportunities.
Alternatively, our days are offering us few occasions to explore options. We seem to have little choice but to accept just bananas on the proverbial menu of the day. It is true the fruits of our efforts don’t always measure up to expectations.
We may believe we deserve something more from life considering all we have given to our activity. Of course life has its own symmetry. If we receive just bananas, instead of the expected exotic selection, perhaps our assessment of the situation requires an adjustment or two.
In any case, to paraphrase an old Milanese saying, “We have to make the fruit cocktail with the fruit we have.” If there are just bananas available right now, so be it.
No matter how we view the question, it is always up to us to do our best with the resources at our disposal. Moaning and groaning about the supposed unfairness of life gets us no nearer to our chosen objectives. Such behaviour is, it can be said, just bananas.
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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).