You shouldn't limit your options out of the gate.
We often unconsciously limit our possible outcomes by how we phrase a question at the beginning of a project, or in believing unproven assumptions, and doing something as obvious as not leaving all options on the table until we have looked at all the facts, and examined all the possible details.
Think on this phrase; I can do this job, or I can do that job.
It automatically eliminates one of the options, doesn't it? You are assuming you can only do one. How often have you assumed that you couldn't do more, that there were assumed limits? Why is that true? Is it?
Now let's try something else, and say, I can do this job, and I can do that job, I know I can do both, and I just need to see how I can do it.
That changes the entire dynamic, and now many more things are possible, as you have widened your focus.
Instead of saying either or, we are saying both, and that means that we then start thinking on how can we do both, and we begin get creative, and we start finding ways to make what we want to actually happen. we look for more options.
Instead of not really thinking and just mechanically picking and choosing between two choices, you now get creative trying to find the different ways to make possibly it all work.
Changing your outlook so that you consider doing multiple items instead of fixating on one makes you see the world differently.
What you find is that often, you can do it all, or at least some variation of what you wanted to go do
The world will be full of ways to make things difficult for you. It is full of people who will tell you what they believe cannot be done, and maybe sometimes it cannot be done, but make them prove it, don't do the work for them.
You can do it, you just have to decide how.
“We all are learning, modifying, or destroying ideas all the time. Rapid destruction of your ideas when the time is right is one of the most valuable qualities you can acquire. You must force yourself to consider arguments on the other side.
— Charles T. Munger”
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