How long does a good idea need to be pondered?

Pondering an idea on a horse


The knee-jerk response to the question “How long does a good idea need to be pondered?” is possibly “As long as necessary.”

This, of course, doesn’t really help if we are dealing with a good idea that in reality is limited to a certain time restriction. Not everything is available forever. There will be a limit to how long we can ponder something before the opportunity associated with it slips from the horizon.

Instinctively we know when a solution is of interest to us. Taking a while to investigate various aspects related to it is one thing. Letting the chance escape from us is another. Finding the right balance between these two positions is a task we all have to undertake using our experience, knowledge, and again, instinct.

If right now you are dealing with an issue akin to the question “How long does a good idea need to be pondered?” and would like to discuss it as part of a complimentary coaching session via Skype or Google+ hangout, please get in contact.


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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.


Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

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)

Training through drama for work (2009)


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