Friday, May 3, 2013

16: Letting Go


I’m cracking on with the final run through “Project 2013 in easy steps”, doing some final tweaking and converting the images to CMYK. I’ve just heard from the publishers that they want one on Program and Portfolio Management next so the work continues.

The Way  
In project management there is no point trying to be perfect or admired as these are not things that make the team or the project any more successful.  By letting go of all emotional baggage and just being part of the team we not only benefit the rest of the team and the project but we benefit ourselves.  

Empty your mind of everything.  
Let the mind rest at peace.  
The ten thousand things rise and fall.

Being open-minded, you will act in a kingly manner.  
Being kingly, you will attain the divine.  
Being divine, you will be at one with the Tao.  
Being at one with the Tao is eternal.  
And though the body dies, you are ready.  

The term ‘kingly’ is used in the Tao as an alternative to ‘the sage’.  It indicates possessing the clarity of knowledge, being open-hearted and open-minded.  

“The Way of the Project Manager” by John Carroll (ISBN 978-1481076111), is published by CreateSpace and available from Amazon in hard copy and on Amazon Kindle.

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