I find these pictures laugh out loud funny. It may be because of a prior relationship with the original posters which adorn our DHQ walls in abundance; Risk, Leadership, Vision.... I have many a time shook my head as I walk past wondering why they even exist let alone exist in our boardroom, lunch room and halls- wah! But yahoo- to my rescue a true mock of these dreaded posters. Must see site: despair.com.
But let me check myself- does succumbing to a good chuckle at the expense of these motivational posters nurture the cynicism that I struggle madly with???
I truly do struggle with it... I'm often metaphorically rolling my eyes, or having to bite my lip when reading or listening to something that tickles my cynical sole. I dont think its just a me thing either, might even be an Army thing- or a whole Christian thing? And I would say that cynicism can't ever really be healthy, that it might actually stand in polar contrast to deep spirituality. I find it does personally anyway. At the Generals visit to Auckland this week he described the three S's the Army ought to beware of: Stagnating, Secularism and Selfsatisfaction ..... Brave of General Larsson I think, as its pretty obvious that these are not just potentials anymore, but very real and strangling.
If cynisism began with an S, that would be nice as it would fit impecably on the end there, don't you think? Well before I untie these cyncial laces on these cynical boots, heres another demotivator...