By placing something in the agenda, or noting it as a forthcoming item, we are in a sense anticipating the moment of its arrival.
Looking at the issue of anticipating the moment from a positive perspective, we might wish to highlight the way in which we mentally rehearse the instance in question. The visualization of a desired moment is a key element of preparing for it.
Giving ourselves sufficient time to approach a deadline, scheduled activity or the like in a serene mode is another form of anticipating the moment in a proactive manner. As we most likely know – to a general extent at least – our commitments over the coming few months, there is little reason to be caught out, unprepared for this or that.
In terms of waiting in the wings ahead of stepping onto the proverbial stage to perform our work, we can go about anticipating the moment as an opportunity to centre ourselves in the present and focus attention on executing the upcoming task to the best of our abilities.
Once the moment we have been anticipating actually arrives, we may choose to let go of any lingering fears, doubts and/or negative thinking about our effort and embrace fully the here and now. By doing so we give respect, it could be argued, to the time previously spent anticipating the moment.
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).