Whether looking around, up or down, the action of observing is a sure-fire way of connecting with our immediate environment. Moving through the moment with our eyes closed, literally or figuratively, is also an option of course.
Extracting learning from what we see is a method of maximizing the instance. By looking around we have the opportunity to really embrace our surroundings, and we might find all sorts of input potentially useful to us.
As with any development situation, the insights we gain could challenge our original thinking and shake our long-held beliefs. At times the altered thinking is just what we need to link up with. But then again, there will be occasions when our point of references stand strong in the face of new elements.
Looking around, what do the items near to hand say about you? To what extent are you in the location you would really like to be in? The list of questions is endless, yet merely looking around can be enough to spark an expansion of our experience.
Once we have gone about looking around, we most likely will wish to step up into the action phase of our work by putting our viewing to use. The benefit obtained through such an enhanced action becomes evident in its own time, though in the meantime we are at least able to appreciate the growth of awareness we may have undergone.
Looking around right now, I note time is passing and I appreciate you possibly don’t want to stay here for too long. In any case, please feel free to leave a comment below to join the conversation here.
Thanks for reading this ‘Looking around‘ 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).