Goals are often located ‘across the water‘ from where we are right now. How we manage to reach them says much about how important they are to us.
If we are still attempting to achieve objectives set for us by others – family, friends, employers and even society in general – our effort might be half-hearted at most. Knowing the objectives are across the water, figuratively speaking, gives us a readymade excuse to explain our lack of progress.
Of course when the ambition stems from our heart, we will be constantly being and doing our best to reach it, even if it involves getting across the water. Giving the endeavour top priority assists us in this venture. And we know for us, in this case, falling short is not an option.
However we define the location of our desired destination – across the water, on top of the mountain, at the end of the road, for example – to arrive there requires our full presence right here, right now. Nobody can stand in for us when it comes to reaching personal goals.
Ideally we will actually enjoy the journey towards our goals, but that is perhaps a point for another post. For now, thanks for reading this ‘Across the water‘ post today.
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained co-active coach and freelance trainer, 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).