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There are times it just won't work!

Old 06-01-2013, 05:52 PM
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Default There are times it just won't work!

There are times it just doesn't work!

Sometimes one just has to trash a piece of fabric that has ended up being way more bother than it's worth.

Sometimes one can't stand to work on a project any longer.

Sometimes the pattern is wrong!

Sometimes one bought a gadget or piece of equipment that was disappointing.

It's okay to move on.

If one spent the money on a show, trip, or a meal - the money would be gone, but one would have the experience to remember. (Good, bad, or indifferent - but there wouldn't be any 'thing' left from it (unless one had to buy souvenirs))

Why do we think we need to hang on to an item when it is no longer a benefit to us?
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Old 06-01-2013, 05:53 PM
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You're right. Life is too short to waste on unimportant 'stuff'.
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Old 06-01-2013, 06:41 PM
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Sorry something's not going right for you. Hope tomorrow's a better day! You're right---you can move on!
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:08 PM
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I don't know about you, but I was raised to not "waste" anything. Makes it hard to throw things away that "might come in handy someday".

However I'm getting better about passing things on to someone who can use them or if it turned out to be a piece of junk instead of something useful, to actually go on and throw it away.

Good luck to you doing the same!
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:28 PM
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I almost never got to marry my DH. The boat he was on took on water. His friend suggested he switch places. That friend went down with the boat. This was in the Gulf of Mexico. He was floating in that water for almost 20 hours. We appreciate everything and don't sweat the small stuff. If it makes you pout throw it out.
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:38 PM
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I was also raised to not waste anything - to make do - to wear it out - to 'keep something for good' -
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Accountants have a term for this "sunk cost". You've already spent the money. But just because you've spent money doesn't always mean you have to continue spending money to make something work. So there - it's an official business term!!

Sometimes it is best to just let it go and move on to another project! Hope the next one is better suited to you!
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:47 PM
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"Clutter's Last Stand" by Don Aslett has been one of the most useful books (to me) that I've ever read.

He makes a very strong case for keeping only what's useful, necessary, and/or soul-satisfying.
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Old 06-01-2013, 08:09 PM
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I'll add one more.
One should never feel obliged to do anything one does not want to do.

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I used to make clothes for my family several years ago. There were a couple projects that just would not work at all for some reason. After some thought, I simply threw the project into the wastebasket, pattern and all! It may have been wasteful, but I sure felt much better after that. Life is too short....
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