The piece of wisdom that I want to share with you today is “Do the best you can with what you have”.
I can’t remember how many times I’ve had to improvise to accommodate how I do things in order to complete a project.
It’s usually not having the right tool for the job, or maybe using a material that is sub par.
Whatever situation you’re in that is less than ideal, try to make do with you what you have available.
Use your experience, creativity, and resourcefulness to work the problem.
For instance, having to cut a straight line without a table saw or a round hole without a radius jig.
Maybe the person who you normally use for a particular task that you’re relying on isn’t available and they’ve sent you ‘the new guy’.
The onus is on you to complete the task so sometimes you have to jump in to pick up the slack or keep a closer eye on the quality of work and direct as need be.
Or maybe you forgot that the gym isn’t open on the statutory holiday and you need to get your workout in. Time to improvise and use physics to your advantage: stuff can get really heavy with the proper leverage.
Whatever it is that you have to deal with, get creative and work the problem.
Every time you’re in a situation that requires this type of thinking and action, the experience you gain will allow you to be better prepared for next time. Rest assured that it will happen again.
Thanks for reading (or listening) and have a great day!
Don’t Have What You Need?
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