Woke up this morning to find I had a flat tyre, on my shed!

@urbandekay (18312)
April 22, 2013 1:17pm CST
Fed up with roofing felt being torn off my shed by high winds, some years ago I slated the roof. Now I need to move the shed to a different part of the land, so after emptying it, I jacked one end up with a farm jack, slide under a metal box frame, tilted the front down and slide he frame fully under the shed. I then attached trailer wheels and a tow bar ready to tow it around. After pumping up the tyres I hitched it to my truck and set off, must have been a rare old site for those on the lane as I towed it along to its new site. Well, are you one of those people that say, "You never know what you can do till you try?" or like me, one who says, "You never know what you can't do." Do you think it is possible that the former attitude limits what people are inclined to try? all the best, urban
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@JohnRok1 (2051)
22 Apr 13
I think lack of the second attitude might limit perseverance rather than what people are inclined to attempt initially.
@urbandekay (18312)
22 Apr 13
I wonder why? If you embrace failure it holds no fear. If you make success (In a very narrow sense) your petty god, can you help but dread failure? all the best, urban
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@JohnRok1 (2051)
22 Apr 13
If you're in the first category, you don't know you can do it, but you think you might be able to do it and so you give it a try or two, and then decide you probably know you can't do it. On the other hand, in the second category, after you've failed a couple of times, by definition you still think you might be able to do it, so you keep trying until you either succeed, or die, or decide it's not worth the jolly effort.
@JohnRok1 (2051)
22 Apr 13
I wondered what on earth you were getting at, now it's clear: You failed to notice that I had said lack of the second attitude ... (There in black and white - If this were facebook I could doctor the evidence, but not here on mylot!).
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
22 Apr 13
I think that I am now the former but at times was the one who embraced the second attitude. But this was only when my back was really against the wall. I do suffer still from lowish self esteem but I have improved a great deal in my old age and yes, looking back with hindsight, I was limited in my thinking and achievements
@urbandekay (18312)
22 Apr 13
Hmmm, I think I was more timorous when younger all the best, urban