No matter what we have achieved to date, topping this or that is an activity we invariably indulge in as we go about developing ourselves further. Remaining static whilst life moves on is an option rarely worth exercising.
However, the idea of topping this or that need not suggest we are unhappy with our current situation. Perhaps it merely indicates our desire to constantly improve ourselves. Each and every experience provides an element of learning within it. Tapping into this source to go about topping this or that begins with us acknowledging to ourselves our unlimited potential to grow.
Once we are comfortable with the notion of being capable of getting better in any area of work or life we choose to focus on, we are setting the stage for our ongoing growth. And topping this or that becomes a way of being, instead of a one-off action.
It could be argued by topping this or that in actual fact we are merely adding the proverbial ‘cherry to the icing’. This is, no doubt, a point of view some may wish to hold. Yet we need not limit ourselves by taking on board negative input from people who possibly see any attempt at self-improvement as a ‘waste of time’.
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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).