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Step 13: The Decisions, Concessions & Compromises Paradigm

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Building a canoe with a difficult log is time consuming in the beginning. I honestly spent a lot of time studying that cilinder.

You don't want these big knots at the bottom of your canoe. Weak spots, potential cracks, hello sea water. You want them rather at the top of the log, so you can dig them out.

And there was also that fork battle to win, in my case.

It sounds obvious, maybe, but deciding which part would be bow and which stern took me quite a few beers.

Look, see, study, understand before you start digging. Patience is your friend, especially when you know you don't have a second shot in case of failure.