Stepping stones

Stepping stones

“The efforts of yesterday are the stepping stones of today leading to tomorrow’s success.” #bgdtcoaching.

The other day a client was pondering future development options. The choice seemed to be between signing up for an international or for a local training programme. Each offered a way forward and represented potential stepping stones towards an interesting future. The client chose the latter.

Intention and action are able to move us over the proverbial stepping stones to our desired destination. However, taking just one step and stopping will bring us little joy.

Being stuck in one location or another many times is a question of being unable to see the next set of stepping stones before us. And let’s remember we see not only with our eyes, but also with our heart.

If we are fearful of moving away from a comfortable today towards an unknown tomorrow any number of excuses could cloud our vision. The stepping stones might appear treacherous and beyond our ability to be negotiated successfully.

On the other hand, with a belief of ourselves powering our actions, the stepping stones may seem hardly an obstacle at all.

But what do you think about the stepping stones between you and your goal? To share your ideas, please leave a comment below. In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘Stepping stones‘ post.


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About Brian

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).


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