Each moment could be considered a gateway to a desired tomorrow. On the outside nothing may change as we move though the proverbial gateway. Despite taking a few steps in a particular direction, the physical environment will remain similar to that at the point of departure.
Yet it is our attitude and overall mindset that creates the possibility for us to use the gateway as a new beginning. Deciding to move forward takes determination at times. The gateway might seem to be not only a beginning, but also an ending of a phase of life which has become comfortable without perhaps actually being liked.
Passing through the gateway means getting accustomed to a different reality, one with the potential to be better although in the first instance such optimism is not always easy to muster. Knowing why we are seeking to achieve progress in whatever area of life we are referring to aids our efforts.
The upset caused by us moving out of our comfort zone will, it is trusted, be compensated by us fulfilling our objective beyond the gateway. That there is the chance of this being so indeed makes the action worth undertaking, no? Staying where we are, at best, leads to more of the same if we are lucky. Standing still though can also be described as stagnating, however.
Bringing this ‘Gateway‘ post to a close, let me thank you for being here today. If you’d like to leave a comment regarding the idea of a gateway, please feel free to do so.
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).