Pamela Slim, of Escape from Cubicle Nation, has this lovely post on Theory versus Reality, and while she talks about it in the context of business, really, it can apply to just about any aspect of life. How often do we get into something with an idealized version of what it would be like, and then jump in headlong, only to start the firefighting right away. Sometimes, its idealism, sometimes its just wanting something so hard that we imagine it exists! Even veterans can’t help committing these mistakes, but ofcourse, we can try to deal with them better!
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