Few things in life escape being classified loosely as a question of perspectives. How we feel about something, or someone, often depends on the moment together with a whole host of supporting factors.
The answer ‘A question of perspectives” might be given to explain a multitude of situations in meetings around the world. And possibly rightly so. What is good for this moment may be poor for that one and vice versa. Absolutes appear rare in today’s world.
Looking at challenges and opportunities alike often comes down to a question of perspectives. Great strides taking us forward are found at times only after we have taken two steps backwards. Clarity of choices comes with the courage to choose, so to speak.
Yet the result perhaps turns out to be less than wonderful if measured against what would have occurred had we remained where we were initially. A question of perspectives indeed. And on and on we can go. Giving ourselves time to explore an issue is itself a question of perspectives.
On the one hand it could be right for us to just ‘live the moment’, letting go of wanting to analyse away what is before us. On the other hand, reflection allows us to see so much more of an issue. Finding the right balance is a question of perspectives.
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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).