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Star Date: 12 October in the year 2011

I had to step back and reassess my situation. It looked like I was making more of a mess than I thought. I had to remind myself that as with most things it was going to get worse before it gets better.

Maybe you’ve been in a situation similar to this. You take on a project and for you to do it, you have to demolish the old to bring in the new. Well for a minute while I’m in this step the old looks like I’ve made a BIG mistake. It looks like I’ve bitten of more than I can chew. That’s where I was on Sunday. Even though I was taking notes, tagging wires and taking lots of pictures; it just felt, for a split second, that I was going to blow it. I kept thinking that I had this mess of wires and cables and wouldn’t be able to figure it out. Remember what I said in my other post about patience. Lesson number 1.

I spent much of Sunday, too much of Sunday, just looking at the engine bay. Too afraid to go any farther and unsure if I could return everything to the way it was before. As I always try to espouse to others, never quit. I have to remind myself of that at times as well. It can be difficult even for the person that came up with the mantra. This has been as much of a mental exercise as one of skill and technique. I lack some of the know how, but the information that I have gleaned from various parts of the internet have made the task seem less daunting.

This makes me wonder, what types of projects have you taken the plunge with and have had similar experiences. I would love to hear some of your stories. Perhaps we can learn from each other.

Always Remember…you don’t have permission to Quit.

Jeffrey Washington

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