Without embracing enjoyment as we move ahead it can be difficult to keep our motivation high. Obstacles and challenges are invariably part of any development journey. Facing them without an element of fun makes the task of overcoming them even more testing.
Yet how can we go about embracing enjoyment as we move ahead?
In the first instance, we need to be clear as to why we are actually on this path. Ideally, we have consciously chosen it for ourselves so this assessment is quite straightforward.
If, however, we are involved in an activity to please someone else, a family member, boss at work or society in general, the issue is more complex. Unless we are able to at least understand the eventual benefits our efforts could provide us, there is likely to be little chance of us embracing enjoyment as we move ahead.
Following on from this, we can take a step aside to evaluate the progress made to date. Thinking about where we started from and acknowledging where we are today puts our efforts into perspective. This in itself may be enough for us to indulge – for want of a better word – in embracing enjoyment as we move ahead.
The third point to consider when attempting to engage in embracing enjoyment as we move ahead, revolves around the idea that as there are no guarantees regarding where we will arrive, we might as well enjoy each moment just as it is right now.
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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 Università Cattolica, Milan, Italy, Brian teaches an International graduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related leadership and performance matters.
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