Monday, May 21, 2007

Being honest about what's to come........

These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph - Thomas Paine

Perhaps, prior to putting a plan together to solve a major problem, we first need to address the emotional stress that it has caused and what the emotional road ahead will look like. Compared to walking around bare footed, leaving a trail of blood - working a few extra hours and eating a few less bagels isn't that bad. I'm pretty sure that the 'love and thanks of man and woman' isn't waiting, but the thanks of our clients and sponsors is. Most projects are not dealing with glorious causes, but the tougher the road, the more the knowledge gained and confidence built.

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