I guess we can all recognize that nagging feeling, the worrying question pulling at our proverbial coat tails as we near our objective: ‘What happens when the goal is reached?‘
Along the path towards our desired destination, efforts and actions are kept on course by the motivation we hold in our heart to achieve success. Days have a certain structure and the overriding intention provides stimulation to give our best in each endeavour we are called upon to undertake.
But again, what happens when the goal is reached? Will we be filled with a sense of achievement and satisfaction? Are we going to experience a degree of regret for the passing of those days when the seeking of the goal encaptured our whole being? And are we somewhat afraid of having to live up to our success?
Of course there are a million other questions, including ‘What’s next?’, that may never actually arise. What happens when the goal is reached is at present an unknown entity. Being curious about the future is one thing. Letting it stop us from pushing forward towards our purpose is another thing.
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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.
The stage of work (2016)
Performance skills at work (2015)
Elements of theatre at work (2010)