THE BLACK HOLE OF DESPAIR ...
- 17/9/2008 <--Prev : Next-->
How do you feel today Mr Average Zimbabwean ?
"Do you feel overwhelmed? Exhausted? Directionless? Hopeless? Battle-torn? Worthless?
These symptoms are what they call The Serious Seven -- the seven most common
indicators that you're stuck. If you're feeling one of these emotions, it's likely you are
One of the most interesting observations gleaned from studying stuck teams is that
successful folk are often the ones that get stuck most often.
And ambitious folk get stuck all the time. The difference between failure and breakthrough
is perseverance. "
Keith Yamashita says it all .....
Today I felt "unstuck", yesterday I felt "unstuck" and it is all because of the state of our
The "UNITY DEAL" we have all waited for since the wheels started coming off Zimbabwe in
2000 has had us all breathless, our heads are spinning, some folk are euphoric, some folk
are totally skeptical ...... meantime the country spirals into a black hole .....
HeeHoo is our information disseminator, and I value his judgement, his appraisal of the
activities and speeches which took place during the signing of the "Unity Deal" leave me
feeling overwhelmed .... Exhausted ..... Directionless ..... Hopeless ..... Battle-torn ....
Worthless ..... and Alone.
Hence for four weeks now I have not been able to come up with anything remotely
entertaining to write about in the Mirror.
Hence I have to try and haul myself out of my own particular "Black Hole" and try again
Maybe it was something that happened in Switzerland last week, the Big Bang maybe
kicked a hole in my own particular white cloud ?
"Spend some time each day doing something that truly inspires you" Mother used to say.
I tried the garden route, a trip around my beautiful garden, that normally calms me.
I tried studying the Hammerkops, I think they have a baby Hammerkop and they are
teaching him to fly ....
I will keep on trying, any praying, AS SO MANY PEOPLE ARE DOING, and maybe something
really nice will happen for Zimbabwe .....