Sometimes patience is the name of the game.
One compelling option for making the best of a bad situation is to shake things up by doing something that probably won’t work - or at least something you wouldn’t normally do. You’ll probably learn something, and really, how much worse could things realistically get?
Sometimes, you’ll surprise yourself. But sometimes you won’t. Either way, it was worth taking the chance.
There’s a school of thought which suggests that feeling hope for the future is like feeling disappointment in advance.
There are a million paths to the goal. There always are. Some are obvious, but some are not. If you’re having trouble, maybe you can find a way around.
I tell the dog he’s a good dog about thirty times a day. Even when he’s just sitting there doing nothing, I still tell him how good a job he’s doing.
Pretending to know what you’re doing is indistinguishable from actually knowing what you’re doing far more often than it has any right to be.
If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right. Would you agree?
I worked at a place once where the doorknob shocked me about half the time. There was some kind of static buildup in the door knob or the carpet or whatever, and when I went to go in it would often discharge itself harmlessly, and almost-but-not-quite-painlessly, into my unsuspecting hand.
There are two schools of thought about an artist making changes to their past work.