Certain places, particular moments as well as specific people, all have gone about marking the spot of their existence somehow in our life.
Whether it is a matter of marking the spot by linking the episode to an external event, an internal feeling triggered by a memory or possibly through one of our senses, doesn’t really matter. The spot on our timeline has been marked.
Looking at the highlights of the year to date, we could be struck by just how much we have done, received, enjoyed and encountered. Each of us will have our own unique set of items marking the spot here and there.
It might be an interesting exercise to trace a thread running through them to underline the connectivity of everything. This, however, need not distract us from merely appreciating our life until now and, hopefully, building opportunities for marking the spot from today onwards.
Visualizing a path leading to our desired objectives, what or who would you like to be marking the spot at various points along the way? What are you already doing to bring about such a scenario? What more are you prepared to do? And the two big questions: Will you? and By when?
Answering these questions may help in the process of reaching goals. But, if nothing else, it is a method of marking the spot in which you were at least prepared to investigate aspects of your personal development.
If you’d like to share your thoughts on the ideas expressed here, please leave a comment below. To explore how coaching can help in the clarification process, feel free to get in touch. In the meantime, thanks for reading this ‘Marking the spot‘ 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).