See also, The Toolbox Fallacy.
I find that I often speak in metaphors. It’s not intentional, necessarily. Sometimes metaphor or a reference to a scene in a movie or a verse in a song or a story conveys meaning far better than a ten thousand words of my own.
Sometimes, just one borrowed line conveys appropriate meaning:
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.Not Theodore Roosevelt
As another had remarked, it summarizes and strips away every excuse you have for not doing something.
So, why did I begin this with Adjusting the Sails?
I’m adjusting my sails quite significantly and changing my course. I need a sense of meaning… a sense of purpose.
With shaken and shattered confidence in my career field, it’s time to pursue an alternate career.