Frustrated Collaboration, Balloon Deflated?
You can see clearly what great potential things have for being a star spangled banner so to speak. You are doing everything possible to make it happen, it’s your heart and soul, you can see all the potential. You are really excited about the possibilities. Yeah, right?
Well, then you are hit with collaboration, with coordinating, with meshing your focus etc.. with that of others, and if the others are like flitter flutter butterflies then you end up with what could seem like a burst ballon, a deflated raft or balloon. When the ballon gets deflated because though you are focused, doing everything possible to make something a star spangled banner so to speak but the coordinating is not coordinating as it should, that aspect is not gelling, what do you do? You hope, pray that your able to make it all work in spite of the coordinating etc.. not gelling on the other end, but a part of you, small part, as much of an optimist as you are that thinks if we can’t coordinate, collaborate and gel with synergy and timing, quickly and efficiently, this whole thing may never happen, may never see the light of day of success. What if this is your calling, this path, what do you do? Contingency plan. You always have a contingency plan. A contingency plan does not mean you are giving up on that project, that great vision for whatever, vocation wise, career wise, creatively. However, it does mean you understand that what you are working on, as much as you are working on success, if you can’t coordinate with the other parties, rather they can’t coordinate etc… with you in synergy, then it may not see success, not for lack of effort etc… on your part.
I truly hope and pray that the work I am doing at Most Precious Blood Church and my efforts at coordination efforts will bring it to success, thriving, prosperity, the Italian Catholic heritage preserved. I hope it is an anchor for conservative traditional Catholicism and values for many generations to come. As I do my best to coordinate with others, a small part of me is concerned. What is the contingency plan, something akin to meet up for Catholic Artists. I am not giving up on MPB, on that dream of it being a star spangled banner of faith and culture, but life has taught me to have a contingency plan. The artist circle would be the alternative to raise funds and more for this parish and other parishes, organizations, uniting catholic artists to come together in the arts, particularly with A Capella and Improv skills. I will do that after Labor Day, get moving on that. May I have excellent coordinating partners and artists on my team, that is my prayer. One could be reactive, just give up be all angry etc.., but that is not what God expects of us, doesn’t expect us to be quitters at the first sign of glitches, or people that are tough to coordinate etc… with. He expects us to be creative, proactive and figure out how to work through that, and as I said have a solid contingency plan. If you always give up when there are difficult people etc.., trust me on this, you don’t get far.