Twice a day it is twenty to eight and twice a day we have the opportunity to make of it what we will. That we should choose to focus on twenty to eight is not important. Possibly it is a time we associate with certain events of the day, or then again perhaps not.
Thinking about twenty to eight in the morning, what ideas come to mind? Is it a time in which we are already fully engaged or does it represent a moment of starting anew?
The activities undertaken in the morning might set up the day to be lived in the best possible manner. We could be the type of people who regularly wake up early and, as such, twenty to eight in the morning may actually seem like midday to us.
Alternatively, if the day doesn’t begin until at least three cups of coffee have been consumed and the clock has struck eleven, twenty to eight will seem like the middle of the night.
In a similar fashion, twenty to eight in the evening can represent an end to the working day with dinner calling us to the table, or a time forming early evening in which we are already relaxing and looking to tomorrow. Either way, it is for us to interpret and explore as we think best.
If it were twenty to eight and you had to complete a single task related to your key objectives by eight, what would you decide to do right now? How far forward do you think a period of concentrated effort has the power to take you? What is stopping you from giving it a go?
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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).