Maybe your project isn’t working because you are using the wrong tools.
Sometimes you can substitute a tool. You can pound a nail in the wall with a hammer if you can’t find a rock; you can use a dime if you don’ t have a flat head screwdriver.
Some projects require the proper tool.
My toilet bowl was stained. We have hard water in our township, and no water softener in our basement. Wearing rubber gloves I scrubbed the bowl with a cleaning agent. I used all of my upper body strength to vigorously scrub the stain. I didn’t want to use a rock to knock off the mineral deposit as I may have chipped the bowl. A hammer or a dime wouldn’t have helped me.
I didn’t know what to do. We were having company over, and my quests may look into the toilet bowl and see the stain. It would draw attention to the situation if a sign was placed on the door, “Do your business, but do not look inside the bowl.” I could have asked the company to hold it in, and go when they went home. Or perhaps my neighbor wouldn’t mind if they went over to her house. There must be a better way. There is.
Three Steps to Help You Solve Any Problem.
1. Admit you don’t know what you are doing. I admitted I was powerless to clean the toilet.
2. Ask for help. I asked someone who is an expert in the cleaning of toilet bowls. At my local hardware store, I described the problem and the helpful worker in cleaning supplies suggested I buy a Pumice Stone.
3. Do what they say. After listening to the advice, I bought the product they suggested and used it.
My problem was solved. My toilet was clean. I could entertain my guests without fear or embarrassment. And do you know what happened?
Nobody used the bathroom all night.
Take a look at your project and see if you have the right tools. Do you need to ask for help? Please share in the comments.