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The second step is to know your own ability. Do you have a history with type of project you are working on? If not, did you do your research and homework prior to executing project physically? How much of project do you really know? In example, my wife who already placed herself in step one by default, clearly saw that I did not have a past history or that I did not do any type of research prior to physically executing project. She knew I was flying blind, armed with only theories of operation so that I could sound intelligent when talking about project. Recognizing this, she allowed me time to do research, and saw that my direction was not headed towards desired results. She saw that I did not have skill to fix appliance. Do you have ability to plan and/or understand fully project execution and steps order to complete project correctly?
The third step is to know if you have correct tools. If you did do your research and you do know how to properly execute a project, evaluate if you have proper tools. Do not take short cuts and use tools in a different manner than they were designed for. Make sure that if you do purchase new tools, that you completely understand how to use them. Along this same line, if project requires a certification of inspection, this also falls in same category as a tool needed to complete project. In example, I did not have all tools needed to even troubleshoot problem, which led to a majority of my frustration and creative use of adjectives. Do you have correct tools or can you get them?
The fourth step is to evaluate a proper time frame to compete project. Establish a time frame that is realistic. Allow yourself error and determine how much slack time you can afford before project becomes a burden to household. In example, my wife knew that those dishes would have to be done soon. We were washing them in sink temporarily, but that’s not why we purchased a five hundred dollar dishwasher. The money was spent as an investment in utility of appliance and not to become a project. Keeping this in mind, she had something inside her that said this project needs to be completed now. What determined that? I do not know, but time was set and phone call was made. Is project going to be completed on time or is project avoiding becoming “the burden?”
If you answered “no” to any of these questions in four steps, you need to call a professional to help you finish your project as my wife did. By way, in example, problem our dishwasher had was that a ball check-valve was stuck and prevented it from physically shifting into drain cycle. Would you have been able to determine that? I thought it was an electrical issue in controller.
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