Perhaps from time to time it does work to pull out all the stops when trying to achieve a goal, perhaps a work project or such like. However, the cofs pushes this to the extreme, week after week after week, year in, year out. And relationships can suffer badly as a result.
Cant agree with you more. Finishing my degree I would pull all-nighters, ignore family to get assignments and thesis done - but these were generally doable targets and something that (although tiring) didnt adversely affect other parts of my life. It was only ever myself that had to do that action. Sometimes youve gotta do what youve gotta do. And if it doesnt turn out 100%, it doesnt matter. In the grand scheme of things its only one part of life (and my life only) and you have to keep things in perspective.
Unfortunately as staff (and as public at IAS events for example) you are only told to "make it go right" when the person asking you KNOWS THAT IT IS A DESTRUCTIVE ACTION THEY ARE ASKING FOR, and not destructive for their dynamics- DESTRUCTIVE FOR YOURS. They are telling you that your logic, your ethics, your integrity that tells you not to do something or that the task is not doable, are to be ignored.
You are never told to "make it go right" for something logical. They dont have to - Scientologists are usually happy to help others and do their best on post. Its mainly used as the push to make someone do something illogical - like go into huge financial debt for force another person onto staff. It is the "get out of jail free" card for crashing a part of someones life - its not an overt if you were asked to "make it go right".
"make it go right to get Joe on staff. Make it go right to reg Sue for $20,000. Make it go right to get the pc in session even if they are away on holiday that week". It is a way of absolving yourself of any regard for another persons wishes, feelings, postulates or ruds.
Since getting out Ive realised that achieving a stat is never as important as keeping open and quality communication with the people around me, and my ethics should never be compromised just to make something go right. Ever.
So many problems in orgs would disappear if this was a viewpoint that staff were allowed to have.