Reading the title ‘Building the future: an ongoing task’ may suggest development is an endeavour without end. In a sense, we could say this is the case, yet we need not be overwhelmed by this thought.
Taking the effort we have made to reach where we are, we are in a position to evaluate the extent it has brought us to where we had hoped at the beginning of the undertaking. From here, and with our goal for the future clearly at the centre of our actions, we have the opportunity to continue on our way.
Is building the future an ongoing task? From this perspective, we should respond in the affirmative. Resting on our laurels is not an option in most situations as successes quickly turn into yesterday’s memories given life flows ever on.
Ideally, we won’t be forced to repeat all the construction phases undertaken previously. The foundation for us to be triumphant tomorrow is the sum of all our experience to date, plus the resources and know-how at our disposition right now. Putting these items to work is a key responsibility we have towards ourselves.
In certain instances, the agenda of others dictates the nature and speed of our development. However, even at these times we still have our attitude and enthusiasm under our control to be harnessed for the sake of building the future, an ongoing task indeed.
To conclude, let me just ask you to what extent for you is building the future an ongoing task?
Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer, Adjunct Professor and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.
As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related performance matters.
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