***HAVING REACHED THE CONCLUSION THAT WE CAN’T AVOID SHIT DOESN’T MEAN ALL SHIT IS THE SAME. SOMETIMES SHIT MAKES YOU STRONGER BECAUSE YOU’RE TOO BUSY LEARNING SOMETHING TO NOTICE THE PLEASURE OTHERS DERIVE FROM YOUR SETBACKS. IN A ROOM THAT WASN’T PART OF THE PLAN, FILLED WITH THINGS YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO PUT TOGETHER, KEEP THE FOLLOWING IN MIND:
- Slow down and make some space.
- Empty the entire box – you can’t figure this shit out one piece at a time.
- Don’t get excited and throw the box away at this point. The little tools you need to put things together might be secured somewhere inside. Or your item might be defective and you will need to get it the fuck out of the space you just made.
- If there aren’t any instructions, go take a shower or take a walk. Just get away from it. And start over later with something that makes more sense and isn’t missing important pieces.
- Checking out is not the same as stepping away.
- Or maybe you find the tools and keep building.
TAKEAWAY TIP: What are you surrounded by and what beliefs do your surroundings reinforce? What you’ve built may look like shit to those in your schadenfreude camp, but that’s not what you’ll see when you look at it.