Certain sights, sounds, tastes and even smells, have the capacity to reach out from yesterday to pull us back to past times. Of course our thoughts and feelings are capable of doing this too.
As these items stretch out from yesterday we may be embraced in a whole host of memories. I guess most of us have a collection of experiences from yesterday – yesterday in the sense of the day before today, or indeed yesteryear.
These might comfort us, provoke us or motivate us to either a) live fully the opportunities currently available, or b) attempt to recreate positive moments from yesterday. Whatever the scenario, any actions initiating today will, of course, have an impact on tomorrow.
Yet as we can never fully reproduce exact results from yesterday, possibly we should not be too disappointed when those we obtain differ from previous ones. Nevertheless, this alone need not stop us from attempting to live our potential in this instance.
Then again, if past experiences are not to our liking it would be unwise to do the same things as from yesterday, especially hoping we will achieve a better outcome this time around. Similar actions, similar results we can imagine. Or maybe not.
To share your input on the ideas here, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. For now, thanks for reading this ‘From yesterday‘ 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).