Prior to engaging with our task of the moment, we might find ourselves waiting against the wall, so to speak, in anticipation of our entry on stage.
From this position against the wall we are able, if we so choose, to observe the goings on around us and perhaps even make any last minute tweaks to help us perform to our best when eventually called upon to initiate our work.
Though the place against the wall could be considered by some as being restrictive, from here we get the chance to collect our thoughts. This action is so often rare once our activities are underway. Indeed today for most of us such time is a premium, especially in the workplace.
Being against the wall, from a different perspective, is the proverbial place we find ourselves in when facing challenges along the path to our objections. Instinct may suggest we need to retrace our steps to seek an alternative route forward. Intuition possibly pushes us to look beyond the immediate to see the learning opportunity.
Whatever course we decide to follow, our time against the wall is not going to last forever so we need not fret and worry. Trusting ourselves to overcome the latest obstacle, as we have done to reach this point, is most likely a part of living up to our potential.
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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).