Looking up beyond the immediate moment requires only a willingness to do it coupled with a few minutes of tranquillity away from the daily grind.
The concept of looking up beyond the immediate moment can be described by way of a real-life example.
The other day a client, let’s call her Mary, told me how pressured she was feeling. Her good work had been noted and her boss had hinted at a promotion in the near future. However, all she could think about was living up to the reputation she felt she had of ‘getting everything done yesterday’.
Mary was giving herself no space to appreciate where her meticulous attention to preparation and hard work had gotten her.
Looking up beyond the immediate moment allowed her to mentally move away from the stress of her desire to leave the current position with nothing outstanding for her successor.
Relaxing into the exercise, Mary understood how nobody was expecting an empty schedule from her. In reality, such a scenario would place untold pressure on her successor to start from scratch whilst attempting to combat the fact of not being ‘Ms Do Everything’.
Using her time to sow seeds for future business, on the contrary, would be a beneficial way to see out the remaining weeks and provide a fantastic field to be harvested by her eventual replacement.
As Mary found out, looking up beyond the immediate moment brings into view previously unseen perspectives and possibilities to ponder and maybe act upon.
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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer 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 taught a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related performance matters.
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