“To what extent have you lined up activities for the rest of today?” #bgdtcoaching.
With everything prepared, items lined up, the day has a structure and our labours will, ideally, lead us nearer to our chosen objectives.
How we have lined up our tasks may be linked to our tactical priorities, or to those of a more strategic nature. Of course it is possible things don’t turn out as we have planned. This is a risk we face each day and is part of the richness of life, called experience in some quarters.
Irrespective of the outcome, the work required to get things lined up in the first place deserves recognition. It is rarely easy to a) free up quality time and b) use it fruitfully for the sake of preparing our efforts.
Many times challenges arise and we are forced to deal with them on the spot, putting aside whatever we have lined up for now. Yet just because this ‘fire fighting’ approach is considered normal does not mean it should continue, especially if the results obtained from it are less than our best.
Widening the scope here a little, to what extent have you lined up activities for the rest of today? What percentage of your time have you set aside for your goals, personal development, wellbeing?
Please feel free to leave a comment below if you’d like to share your thoughts on the ideas lined up here.
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.
Performance skills at work (2015), 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).