Disturbances designed to derail our efforts

November 28, 2019

To be fair, disturbances designed to derail our efforts are only doing their job when they upset our schedules.

We all have any number of means available to us to disrupt our good intentions. Procrastination, an unwillingness to commit to actions or indeed a lack of connection with the task before us, could be at the heart of eventual disturbances designed to derail our efforts.

These ‘internal’ issues are, in theory, under our control and need to be managed sooner rather than later if we are to move forward with our agenda.

Some other disturbances designed to derail our efforts might relate to the ‘external’ environment we find ourselves in. In these instances, we will need to demonstrate our ability to limit their negative impact on us.

But, without wishing to become a disturbance to you, let me stop now. Thanks for being here and please feel free to like/share this ‘Disturbances designed to derail our efforts’ post.

Brian.

About Brian

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 the International graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing motivated people who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Just curious, when is the right time for you?

February 18, 2018

Sunset over the sea

 

There is never a perfect moment, nor indeed one without any element of opportunity, but being just curious, when is the right time for you?

Just curious, when is the right time for you to do what?” you may ask and that is itself a valid inquiry.

When contemplating anything, and particularly something your heart, intuition or nagging voice in your head has been encouraging you to act upon, action is more effective than continual reflection. As the saying goes, ‘Procrastination is a tiresome companion on the road to desired goals’.

Once started, we have the option to adjust our efforts to suit the current conditions. Momentum also comes into play and can assist us in the pursuit of our objectives.

So, again, and yes just curious, when is the right time for you to get started on achieving what you say is important to you?

As you respond, ideally with a step forward, let me thank you for taking the time to read this ‘Just curious, when is the right time for you?’ post today.

Brian.

About Brian

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 teaches a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

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What are the advantages of doing nothing?

January 25, 2018

Empty classroom

 

What are the advantages of doing nothing? Setting aside the matter of procrastination, from a proactive perspective it could be we are deciding to hold back from jumping into a situation in which our involvement is neither necessary nor beneficial to anyone.

Looking at the issue of asking ourselves ‘What are the advantages of doing nothing?’ from the viewpoint of our energy levels, a case for saving effort can be made. At times, we need to conserve our energy resources – mental, physical and emotional – for situations we know, or at least believe, are waiting for us around the proverbial corner.

Assessing when to act, when to react and when to subtract ourselves from the moment is a crucial skill to hone if we are aiming for long-term success in any area of work or life. Asking ourselves ‘What are the advantages of doing nothing?’ and listening to the answer our heart communicates to us, is our job.

Specific circumstances bring to the fore other considerations about our best course of action. Our evaluation and eventual decision will illustrate our priorities. If doing nothing is the way forward, then so be it. For now, thanks for reading this post on the issue of ‘What are the advantages of doing nothing?

Kindest regards.

Brian.

About Brian

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 teaches a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.

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As the path is long we should start walking it soon

September 7, 2017

Long path

 

As words of advice, the suggestion ‘As the path is long we should start walking it soon’ seems quite appropriate if we apply it to our overarching goal or key objective.

In an ideal world, we are already near to achieving whatever it is we have established as our main focus and purpose in life. However, if this is not the case, by waiting around for the ‘perfect’ moment to begin with our efforts we risk to never get started. As the path is long we should start walking it soon, indeed.

It is possible we do not need to undertake great strides to complete the journey. Maybe a small effort directed well right now is enough to get us to the proverbial finishing line.

Starting even this minor task, however, sooner rather than later gives us the opportunity to not only channel energy towards the effort, it also gives us the possibility to actually enjoy moving along the path knowing we do not have to hurry our actions to meet a tight deadline.

Alternatively, ‘As the path is long we should start walking it soon’ from another perspective can be taken as a warning to not lose time dilly-dallying. It is easy to believe we have all the time in the world to reach our goals. Procrastination is prevalent in society today. Yet nobody knows what tomorrow will bring.

To share your thoughts on the musings expressed here, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. For now, thanks for reading this ‘As the path is long we should start walking it soon’ post.

Brian.

About Brian

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 based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.

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Reflections – Not Waiting

November 29, 2010

For some areas of life we need to rely on external inputs. In such case, though possibly frustrating, we might be obliged to wait. Other aspects of our existence are under our control. We get to make the rules, can choose our levels of involvement and waiting is rarely the wisest policy.

Our well-being right now
Though it might take some lifestyle changes, we can all implement a healthier diet pretty much immediately. What about the people in our life? Are we surrounded by people who lift our spirit or crush our soul? Considering the question might be the first step towards more well-being.

Our attitude towards past events
Reliving key moments, especially those which bring forth regrets is painful. Yes, we have all slipped up, hurt people we cared about and possibly never told others how important they were to us. Without forgetting about such occasions, we can decide to make peace with our past, mentally put it down, and get on with living life fully in the present with all it has to offer us now.

Our bringing about a better tomorrow
If you read this blog regularly you’ll know I love quotations. In this case I think answering the following question posed by Anthony Robbins embraces my point here: “How am I going to live today in order to create the tomorrow I’m committed to?”

Procrastination might be causing us to put off thinking about our well-being, letting go of the past or starting to work on our future. It is so easy to wait for the right moment, which when it does arrive gets filled with all manner of activities as yet unknown.

If this posting has resonated with you in any way, please imagine it is twice its actual length and spend the time you would have given over to reading it all to getting to work on the three aspects mentioned. If it has said nothing to you, at least take comfort in the fact it was short.

Kindest regards.

Brian.
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