Saturday, December 4, 2010

1000 pound Gorilla

Fighting evil is like fighting cancer or a 1000 pound gorilla. You can’t really fight it. You can avoid it, prepare for it, and deny that it will change anything, but you can’t fight it.

I am at a spot in my life where I have found something I am passionate about doing to nurture my personal capital. I raise money for non-profits by staging events and coordinating them. I am proud of the work, enjoy the ups and downs and believe I am worth every cent I am paid. But then the politics come into play. Politics are like fighting a 1000-pound gorilla. You can’t fight it, you can avoid, play along, turn turtle or just ignore it.

I get why the gorilla wants to fight. He has risen to his level of incompetence (It’s called the “Peter Principle”, no really, it is) and wants to make boat loads of money for doing nothing.

I wish I could be like that, but my personality doesn’t let me. I must work, at multiple tasks, have many projects in various levels of development, and keep up the happy persona. I am Sagittarius, I usually don’t follow the horror-scope, but todays just got me:

Your Daily Horoscope

You've been stamping the ground impatiently. You're waiting for the moment to jump into new adventures with renewed vigor after your meditation of the last few months. Sagittarius, know that the moment has almost arrived! You now have the strategy, objective, and means at your disposal to succeed. Just a bit more work remains. Gather your strength and get ready for action!

Looks like I am fighting that 1000-pound gorilla.