Sometimes, when all seems lost, and you think you are in PM Hell, turn to the words of Mr Kipling. No, not the ‘exceedingly good cakes’ one…
“If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run –
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man my son!”
It’s worth reading the whole thing, if you haven’t already.
Now, we’re not saying you should run your project with this in mind, but it may make you feel better when the fan is up to full speed and the shovels are fully loaded.
Taken from ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling