On the road to the finish, we will learn a few things. We might even consider ourselves experts along some lines of our work. In time we accumulate knowledge and begin to act on patterns we have discovered to be consistent.
The problem with knowing so much and having a lot of confidence is the pride in our work that begins to set in. When pride jumps into the mix, your project will begin to spin out of your control. No matter what tactics you choose to use, nothing will solve the problems that will arise. Pride breeds issues of anxiety and self-centered “damage control” that cloud the mind from accomplishing the small goals set in the near future. Pride is a distraction and an incoherent thinking pattern that puts you in a position to control things well beyond your control. Holding on to unchangeable circumstances can drive a person mad. Deeper than simply the impossibility of a situation, the stress of attempting to manipulate the unchangeable, be it sunk costs, hidden fees, lost support, lawsuits, etc will drain a person emotionally, financially, and physically.
To avoid the pressure of feeling the need to do everything perfectly the first time, strive to embrace the fact that your project is much bigger than you are. Acknowledge the fact that you are unable to accomplish all you have set before yourself to do and that you could use help. Not only will you be blessed in your humulity, but there is much less stress in relation to thought processes when the project is under construction and development.
You are not your project. You cannot completely control the outcome. You can control yourself and what you do, but when other people are involved, the project is much bigger than you. Be patient with the outcomes and do not overly involve yourself emotionally so that failure can stay an inspiring thing. D
o your best to enjoy the ride. When things go bad, stay positive and don’t stay down and wallow after you stumble. Get back on your feet and get back to it. When things go great, be grateful and most of all, stay humble.