If we could rewind to a previous moment, perhaps to either repeat a pleasant experience or do something differently to avoid a negative consequence, I guess most of us would jump at the chance.
Unfortunately, or not as the case might be, we cannot rewind back into the past. Without the capacity to return to previous times, we need to bring into the picture two resources we do have: the ability to let go and the facility to start again, wherever we are right now.
Though unable to rewind, by letting go of what has gone we free energy to start again in the present. We might do something in a more appropriate way, or if past results were positive, repeat old actions to produce similar successes.
Efforts undertaken long ago may still be creating an impact today. To rewind to the roots of our efforts would mean reconnecting with the initial intentions regarding them. But we don’t need to rewind to do this. By looking into our heart we can be at one with our intentions, past and present.
An exercise of this nature would permit us to examine the validity of our values, beliefs and goals. Being able to do this, as and when we choose to do so, suggests we should sum things up with the slogan: ‘Rewind, no. Reflect, yes.’
Thanks for reading this ‘Rewind‘ post.
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).