Too many items may seem to be a phrase expressing a judgement on this or that. In actual fact it could just be an observation of what is for us, right now, in front of us. Certain objects might seem unnecessary elements cluttering the surroundings. And possibly they are.
Too many items at times represent the habit of indulging the urge to acquire more, often without thought to the eventual added value the pieces concerned offer us. By taking a step back and evaluating the question of ‘too many items‘ we are taking responsibility for our environment.
Letting go of this, keeping that, freeing ourselves from that and appreciating this anew, are things we have the power to do. And from the exercise clarity has the opportunity to emerge. Too many items can just turn out to be a fair assessment, or then again perhaps not. It is for us to discover.
Looking at the issue from a wider picture, to what extent are we loading our agenda with too many items? What are we gaining from attempting to undertake everything? How successful have we been with this strategy to date?
The honest answers to these questions are found in our heart and made evident through our relationship with the agenda. The feelings we have with what we have to do, or at least have accepted to do, speak loudly about whether we have too many items on our plate or not.
Thanks for reading this ‘Too many items‘ post today.
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).