Being up against it could be perceived as a negative situation for anyone. Of course such a reading is possible. Right now though, let me set forth a more balanced set of considerations concerning the issue of how we view the moment.
In the first instance, we might choose to reflect on the idea nothing is ‘good’ or ‘bad’ by itself, it is our interpretation of events which leads us to place such labels on what occurs around or to us. Up against it is as it is, and that is it.
Feeling up against it with this type of thinking would indicate we have decided for whatever reasons to judge events in a neutral way. From a more positive viewpoint, being up against it may be the definition of moments we get to demonstrate our full capacity.
Perspectives to ponder, though perhaps not if you are up against it right now. In any case, thanks for reading this. To share your input on the ‘Up against it‘ issue, please leave a comment below.
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).