Summer is now over in Vienna and it is time to see Autumn arrive. So what does this change of season mean for us and our personal development? For me, it is time when I focus again on my growth plan and to see where I would like things to go. This year, September also felt like January used to feel like in Australia. A time of renewal and focus, the returning of school for my kids and work for my wife, but it felt different. The seasons often reflect our focus and I am sure change how we approach life.
We all have seasons within our life. We have winters, springs, summers and falls (Autumns, but the song was running through my head!) and all we have to do is call. Perhaps we need to call a friend, to ask for help and to offer help when asked. We need to know people have our backs and it is temporary. We never really know what is going on for others and neither they for us, but we are all in a season. A time of plenty or a time of perceived famine. Perhaps things aren't going right or they feel great. These seasons come and go, like chapters of a book. Of course we don't always get to write all the content of the chapters and be the main players, but we are involved somehow. How we react, cope and move on, all change how long are seasons are.
When we know there are seasons we can prepare for them and this is psychologically helpful. When we see others in different seasons we need to accept them for where they are, offer them friendship and a hand and see what happens. Let them be where they need to be and learn the lessons they need to learn from that season. This are lessons here. Let the seasons be. We cannot always control them. But we can cope and know that another season is around the corner.
David Corcoran is a Executive Voice Coach. He helps people take responsibility for their communication. This Blog contains his regular musings, thoughts and ideas. He is based in Vienna, Austria.