The sensation of being left behind, stuck in the same old routine, is never pleasant especially as we see others supposedly marching ahead.
One of the problems with our assessment at such times, however, is that we rarely have access to all of the facts. Few of us are able to fully know exactly what is going on in the life of another person. As a result of not being in possession of the complete picture, we could easily invent all sorts of scenarios based on conjecture.
These ideas often put an emphasis on how wonderful, brilliant, excitingly creative, and so forth the people marching ahead are, while putting ourselves down. Why we should be so hard on ourselves is invariably passed off by way of a smearing judgement, “We are not as good/clever/attractive/lucky as them.”
Unfortunately this kind of unfair thinking fails to see our own successes, of which there are surely many, yet overplays the marching ahead of the rest.
Looking more carefully at the ‘progress’ our contemporaries are making, we may even recognize the truth behind the glamorous marching ahead. Hard work, overcoming adversities, facing down setbacks and marching ahead despite numerous other difficulties have been part of their makeup.
Seeing the preparation behind those marching ahead does not mean we should dismiss in any way their achievements, but rather help us to understand better how we can go about reaching our goals too.
Whatever way we wish to look at things, marching ahead is most likely at the heart of many of our activities. For now, thanks for connecting here as you, possibly, go about marching ahead today.
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).