That we all want to be our best in all we do is a given, so squeezing through challenges is not something we likely contemplate often. We aim at all times to ‘reach the stars’, ‘win hands down’ and ‘claim the jackpot’.
Yet in a quiet moment of reflection, perhaps right here right now, we can be honest with ourselves and acknowledge we are squeezing through on some fronts despite our swagger and bluster.
Just because we may find some things harder to take on board than others – our strengths and weaknesses are surely not exactly the same as anyone else’s – should not mean we think any less of ourselves. Squeezing through at one time or another is part of being human.
Over the course of a lifetime we will triumph, fall down and go about squeezing through in the face of difficulties. The reaction we give to our results many times determines how we eventually look back on the moment.
Choosing to take learning from every situation is, as ever, an option we have. Whether we take it up or not remains a personal matter for us all. For now, let me thank you for reading this ‘Squeezing through‘ 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).