Monday, June 24, 2013

To know how to win one must experience loss

On this bright hot and sunny Saint John the Baptist Day, I find it kind of cool how being somewhat independent from the internal process of governance that allows me to speak with lots of individual of different ideological stripes, both off the record and outside the box. Just in this month alone, I have conversed online via instant messaging and electronic mailing with staffers of diverse pay grade levels from the Harper Tory, Marois Péquiste and Wynne Liberal governments, one thing each talk had in common was this feeling of an ending of their era in government and how one can put a fast break on their path to eventual oblivion. From my time playing in athletics and working in politics, I know of two ways to go about this, finding the success you want and continuing forward well into the future, but you must tread carefully with how you walk the road to progress.

One is to stay within the bubble, stay being positive and ignore, the other is to bring others from outside inside, focus on the negative and fix, however one may only pick either of the solutions and not both.

By moving on with the job at hand, you can simply ignore the haters who continue to hate no matter what you do, staying positive about your agenda while reminding yourself why you stay doing its bidding will energize your push forward by itself. Yet allowing someone at an arms length away from the agenda, who may be able to focus in on the negative facades of the main design, may in fact help to fix the problems with a machine not yet broken. Something which I believe may also be a tactical advantage the Harper Tory workers have over those from the Marois Péquiste and Wynne Liberal camps, despite the optics as they are today, is that in order to know how to win one must experience loss.