In the future we will be doing this or that, having these or those things and, of course, be happier than we are today. Such claims may indeed inspire us to work hard on our goals and this is surely a good thing.
However, focusing our efforts purely in the future might mean we lose sight of all we actually have in our life right now. The value we are able to offer tomorrow in many instances derives from our connection with the present.
From the other side of the issue, the actions of today in any sphere of training and self-improvement many times turn out to be significant immediately and in the future. And if the returns fail to turn out as hoped, ideally we know in our heart our best has been given to the endeavour.
The vibrancy of wanting to improve ourselves causes ripples beyond the time of undertaking to a timeframe in the future.
For some people, in the future is the time in which they intend to begin their efforts in the field of personal and/or professional development. There can undoubtedly be any number of valid reasons for this strategic decision to be taken in such a way. Whether it ever gets implemented is to be discovered, yes, in the future.
That tomorrow arrives quickly could be explanation enough for anyone to feel inclined to wait for it, in the future, to get something started, or completed.
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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).