It is easy to get distracted by any multitude of bits and bobs making up the scenery and surroundings of our life. Whether they represent actual objects or virtual items such as social media communications, their presence can capture our attention, if we let them.
Freeing ourselves from accumulated bits and bobs is an option mainly under our control. Becoming stressed by the issue – be it a desire for more space or chunks of time – might not be a productive thing. Appreciating when to intervene and when to step back, on the contrary, could be.
The bits and bobs of the moment are perhaps, from a more poetic perspective, the threads woven into a lively tapestry depicting now. In some instances we get to select the kind and colour of the bits and bobs.
Then again there are occasions in which the bits and bobs appear apparently haphazardly. In these cases the picture may not necessarily be to our liking. However, embracing and thus working with what is before us is a strategy for living in today’s world. It is also a core skill required in many workplaces and one best acquired sooner rather than later.
Irrespective of how we view the bits and bobs making up life, thanks for reading this today.
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)