Okay, so we have done everything required of us. We’ve stretched ourselves, worked hard, and reached our immediate goals. Rather than being filled with joy or a feeling of satisfaction, however, the question uppermost in our mind might just be ‘Where to next?’
If the question ‘Where to next?’ contains an element of disappointment or dissatisfaction we could use this to explore not only ‘Where to next?, but also ‘how’ and ‘why’. In theory, success leads to further success. In practice, intention and effort still need to be provided.
How we go about answering these fundamental questions will impact greatly on our forthcoming actions. Should the ‘Where to next?’ question be perceived as a genuine enquiry, our heart will hold the response. In such an instance all we need to do is listen to it and then follow its suggestion.
On the other hand, if we are pleased with where we are we might not be ready to move off yet. In answer to ‘Where to next?’ we also have the option of remaining here. Being happy with our current location, it is surely worth appreciating it as much as we can, for as long as possible.
From another perspective, asking ourselves ‘Where to next?’ has the power to harness our thoughts and marshal our resources for subsequent endeavours, here or elsewhere. Embracing fully the present time, wherever we are, let me thank you for reading this ‘Where to next?’ 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).