Wednesday, November 21, 2012

73: Freedom & Responsibility


The wise project manager knows that he has freedom of choice and must therefore take individual responsibility. No one else can make decisions for you, it is up to you, for this is the way of the project manager.

Lao Tsu tells us:

A brave and passionate man will kill or be killed.
A brave and calm man will always preserve life.
Of these two which is good and which is harmful?
Some things are not favoured by heaven. Who knows why?
Even the sage is unsure of this.

The Tao of heaven does not strive, and yet it overcomes.
It does not speak, and yet is answered.
It does not ask, yet is supplied with all its needs.
It seems at ease, and yet it follows a plan.

Heaven’s net casts wide.
Though its meshes are coarse, nothing slips through.

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