As much as we would possibly like to be leading rather than following the curve, this cannot always be so. Despite our best efforts based on extensive preparation, regularly there seems to be another milestone to reach or an extra input required as we engage in personal and/or professional development activities.
Once we understand this idea we free up energy to focus on developing ourselves as needed. Each moment spent following the curve is itself a unique opportunity for us to embrace all that is available to us.
We might choose to ignore certain aspects whilst concentrating on particular points. Our selection will, hopefully, reflect not only our core skills, but also our main objective. Doing everything, however, in the process of following the curve could just be a step too much for us.
Being realistic in our endeavours, without playing small or remaining entrenched in our comfort zone, is itself an element of following the curve. Whether we ever get to the position of setting the direction for others is not the issue here.
Provided we are following the curve towards being able to express our potential, distractions regarding the direction of others need not concern us. If you’d like to share your input on the question of following the curve, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.
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 (2016)
Performance skills at work (2015)
Elements of theatre at work (2010)