Skill vs planning
If you’re a gardener, planting orange trees in Ottawa, and nothing’s growing, it’s possible to beat yourself up, burn yourself out and say, “I’m a bad gardener.”
You could realize that oranges aren’t easy to grow in Ottawa. You could either move to Cuba or plant winter wheat instead.
But don’t beat yourself up just because the climate doesn’t match your seeds.
This is a piece by Seth Godin and first appeared on his blog here