PACE: day 10; Whāia te iti kahurangi Ki te tūohu koe, me he maunga teitei? Pursue excellence – to let you stumble, should it be to a lofty mountain?

SWOT report shows structural defects (in the project to establish a small and economically sustainable theatre company called T-Cell): opportunity exists, and there are the personal strengths to make it so, commitment, passion, etc., & skills to realise it, and the weaknesses are not insuperable, i.e. the lack of financial nous, but a great voidy hole in the lower right-hand quadrant, THREAT sucks the marrow from the bones, the bubbles from the Bolly and the Lindy Brut, because the THREAT is isolation, the THREAT is peer support, the THREAT is not so much competition for dollars on the crap tables of CNZ funding as getting the elbow from one’s fellow gamblers, anonymous or not, at said tables, the THREAT is the people in theatre, the THREAT is having nowhere to climb to – the heights of success of say ATC? Silo Corporation? – but a long way to fall… the THREAT is not just not bowing my head in another man’s house but being unwilling to take out even one of my eyes to lead the flock … with clear sight stepping over the cliff… the THREAT is built in, I call it as I see it and it is people, it is people, it is people…He aha te mea nui o te ao? He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!
(What’s the most important thing in the world? It is people! Etc.)

He mahi kai te taonga, this is Lynn’s advice at PACE. I’m not sure how to take it.