There is no doubt at times we get ahead of ourselves. The moment could be embracing our attention and filling us with a sense of awe and wonder. Getting ahead of ourselves, in such circumstances, probably doesn’t actually produce too many difficulties for us.
Problems begin, on the other hand, if we have miscalculated our capacity to live the present situation fully. Our resources are perhaps stretched as we get ahead of ourselves.
Looking at the question from another perspective, we may need to get ahead of ourselves if we are stuck in a difficult location, figuratively and/or physically, due to procrastination and fears. Without moving ahead of ourselves in such instances our potential would remain unfulfilled.
Seeing ourselves as if we were a third party might seem a strange suggestion. However, shifting ahead of ourselves, putting some distance between ourselves and the actual moment, merely takes a touch of imagination and a desire to connect with our intuition. Clarity is found by looking.
Going forward, let me thank you for being here today. To contribute your input on the ‘Ahead of ourselves‘ issue, please leave a comment below.
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).