Maintaining a sunny outlook is my thing. It's what I do. It takes a massive amount of grief to get me wound up or pissed off. However, this job is starting to do just that.
The pressures being placed upon us as a team are almost unbearable. The situation as a whole is immensely depressing and try as I might to maintain my cheery point of view, I'm finding it harder and harder to do so.
I am, however, able to take some solace in the facts as they're outlined here.
Goalposts move, become non-existent, and then re-emerge at the other end of the pitch.
Elephants appear in the corner of rooms - grow until they burst through the walls and then evaporate in a puff of smoke as if they never were - and worse still, this seems to happen just as one of us has managed to grab hold of them, put their arms around them and begin to cut them up into bite size manageable chunks.
Targets go up - and then up and then massively down, so your chance of actually hitting them is limited to almost none.
There's the 50,000 foot view, the seagull's view, and the god-damn plane has crashed into the mountain view.
A bit of blue sky thinking always helps, especially if we can find a critical thinker, but preferably not one who has a golden handshake/parachute/bollocks. Those that are flavour of the month, are equally likely to be game changer's, being able to get at the low hanging fruit whilst underpinning the stakeholders touch points.
Once we've circled the wagons, drilled down and boiled the ocean and drunk the kool aid, we're able to synergise our out of the box thinking, create the storyboard, push the envelope, eat our own dog food and ultimately ensure that everyone is singing from the same hymn sheet.
Still, (in the words of Scobi) - there really is no point running up the rhododendron tree until the rats have fled, so (in the words of the badman) - it will be what it will be - and in point of fact - it is what it is.
Until I feel better about the whole thing - or at least - until next time......