I sit near a guy in our office who makes a lot of noise. We're in open cubes, and when he's not here, it is very quiet. When he IS here, well, for instance today he kept saying
We've been hearing a lot in our state recently about people who are driving the wrong way on the freeway. It's OK right up until the moment you run into someone and cause a major accident. This usually happens around 3 a.m. after bar close and generally involves an excessive level of blood alcohol content.
Then there's the Toilet Paper thing... there's a big debate. Rolling off the front or rolling off the back. For most of us, it's just a matter of preference.
I mean I try to do things the best way possible. I get upset with myself when I make mistakes. I'll admit it, I'm a Type A personality most of the time.
However -- it's good to acknowledge that we're ONLY human. I've been hearing a lot about giving yourself permission to make a mistake or have a bad idea. I was watching a TV program, and a very creative person said that for every wonderful idea she has, she may have 40 or 50 stinkers. Wow!
Think about baseball. A player with a good batting average - the top 5 in any season - may be at .325 or so, according to Wikipedia. The best there is in baseball may only achieve .372 in a lifetime. That's just a little over 1 hit every three times at bat. And home runs? The best Babe Ruth ever did was an average of 1 in every five games.
And let's not even discuss the weatherman!
We have good days where we bat 1,000 - a hit every time. Sometimes we strike out three or four times in a row. So sometimes when things are not working out for you, maybe you're just doing the right thing in the wrong way...