Contrasts and contradictions surround us. Yet their presence adds to the day, rather than subtracts from it. Without the uniqueness of each of the contrasts forming the moment, life might seem monotonous and devoid of depth.
Thinking about the contrasts we could face between today and yesterday, we have the possibility to discover the distance we have covered through our efforts to be our best. From where we started to where we are now, contrasts indicate the progress achieved.
Some people may choose to notice contrasts between their situation and that of others. Whilst this is feasible, the action rarely offers a fair assessment of either ourselves or of others. The individual is, by definition, an individual. If needing to be judged, a person ought to be evaluated against his or her potential instead of some common, anonymous, benchmark.
How we view the issue of contrasts remains a personal matter, of course. For now, let me just thank you for connecting here and reading this ‘Contrasts‘ post today.
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).