Out there life is easy. Out there work is painless. Out there obstacles are non-existent. Really? To what extent have we actually verified these statements? Why are we so sure the proverbial grass, or sea, is ‘greener’ there than it is here?
Believing things are better somewhere else, consciously or otherwise, we create conditions which in a way ensure things live up to our expectations. And in a similar fashion, by focusing exclusively on negative aspects of where we are now we give support to our thinking about out there.
Being satisfied where we are, out there or here now, is much about connecting with life in its entirety. Knowing the present is a fleeting instance, and our perceptions of it are likewise evolving continuously, might encourage us to enjoy right now actually right here.
Regardless of our pleasure or displeasure with it, embracing the moment is an attitude we have under our control. The effort and indeed the action of using this power will impact greatly on how we see the world, out there or right here, in the next second following this one. Perhaps.
Whether out there is where you are or not, let me thank you for spending a few minutes of your time here today. Please feel free to leave a comment below concerning this ‘Out there‘ post if you so wish.
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).