If you’re doing your job right, at some point you will realize, “Oh shit.” In fact, it happens so regularly that at some point you stop saying, “Oh shit,” and you go, “Oh, well here we are at the ‘oh shit’ moment. Okay. Let me have a drink. I’m going to take a walk. And now let’s recover from it.”
The difference, I think, between the professional and the amateur is that the amateur panics and either digs in and doubles down or quits. The professional says, “Eh, I’ve been here before. Call an audible. Let’s fix it.”
It’s fixable. Everything is fixable. The only thing between you and the solution is figuring out the solution, which you can do, and work, which you can do. So, once you defang the dragon, you just do it. And that’s as simple as that.
Al cuore di questo prezioso discorso c’è un concetto che ho già condiviso recentemente, ovvero la forma mentis che ha portato John Cleese ad essere più “originale” e creativo dei suoi colleghi:
My work was more creative than his simply because I was prepared to stick with the problem longer.
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