A friend of mine posted this in a building & remodeling professional group we are a part of saying he has it taped inside of one of his tool boxes. It a great list for life. Period.
Wendell Castle, the author of the list, was a legendary American furniture designer/builder (really he’s a sculptor) who I just discovered passed away a week or two ago. Sadly and somewhat painfully every time I go into my basement I see a 30+ year old stack of cheery I cut for a piece I wanted to do that was inspired by something of his I saw.
Some of us never learn or learn far too slowly.
10 Adopted Rules of Thumb
- If you are in love with an idea you are no judge of its beauty or value.
- It is difficult to see the whole picture when you are inside the frame.
- After learning the tricks of the trade, don’t think you know the trade.
- We hear and apprehend what we already know.
- The dog that stays on the porch will find no bones.
- Never state a problem to yourself in the same terms it was brought to you.
- If it’s offbeat or surprising it’s probably useful.
- If you do not expect the unexpected, you will not find it.
- Don’t get too serious.
- If you hit the bullseye every time the target is too near.