Shattered glass


The concept of being shattered is most likely clear to us all. We work, live and play hard each day and leave ourselves shattered. And then wake up in the morning and start again the cycle. The long-term benefits of this tiring process are perhaps less clear.

In terms of personal development, the sensation of feeling shattered may be linked to the efforts undertaken to reach a specific objective. Whether we are successful or not is, almost, secondary if the endeavour has left us without energy to appreciate the moment.

Yet the idea of being shattered need not be restricted to just the physical experience. In many instances to achieve a goal we will have been obliged to not only push existing limits of our existence, but also shatter them.

Limits left shattered as we progress onward should not disturb us too much. We have grown and through our actions have stretched out to fulfil our potential. The debris of shattered restraints are there merely as a reminder of our growth.

We could continue by looking at shattered dreams and dashed hopes. These points are, however, beyond the scope of today’s post so let’s place them to one side.

Thanks for connecting here. To share your thoughts regarding the ‘shattered‘ ideas set out above, please leave a comment below.


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About Brian

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.


The stage of work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2016)

Performance skills at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2015)

Personal performance potential at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2014)

Coaching, performing and thinking at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2013)

Reflections on performance at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2012)

Elements of theatre at work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2010)

Training through drama for work (Milan: EDUCatt, 2009)


3 Responses to Shattered

  1. Rowena says:

    Thank you very much for the reminder Brian. It’s midnight now and I should’ve read this a few hours ago!
    When you talk about shattering our boundaries as we grow towards our goals, I was reminded of the sunflower seeds I am growing from the MH17 crash site in the Ukraine. The taller seedlings are now about 10 cm tall and about to be planted in the ground but one still had the empty seed shell dangling from a leaf…it’s former home. You can read about them here:
    xx Rowena

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