Taking where we are right now as the starting point, what do we imagine is on the other side of our subsequent efforts to develop ourselves further for the sake of living our potential?
Reflecting on the other side of our endeavours may fire up our enthusiasm to begin with the efforts we have identified to reach our goals. Though it is important to plan, to get to the other side of where we are, action is invariably needed too.
However, if we discover along the way our planning was not perfect, well we surely have the option of amending, modifying and doing what is needed to bring about acceptable changes to arrive at our destination.
Cultivating a ‘can do’ mindset additionally helps us towards our goals. This is often brought about by reflecting on past successes, peak performances in our past initiatives, to remind ourselves of our ability to ‘get results’.
The inevitable doubts and fears cropping up could be seen as signs we care about getting to the other side. Accordingly, they need not be pushed away, but rather welcomed for the element of learning they might hold for us.
And once we are on the other side, in a place we have strived to reach, let’s hope we find a moment to enjoy the pleasant feeling of success, before starting the next stage of our ongoing journey to keep being our best.
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).