Let me give you a great example; I was walking around humming the blues when I dropped my Motorola Atrix (I’m old and cheap) on the cold, hard marble floor. I frantically picked it up to find a one-inch crack going through the middle of the screen. I felt the crack in my heart too, and in my purse. On my way home I stopped by a few phone stores and was told it would cost me £50 to replace the screen.
So I sulked a little more. I went home and YouTubed DIY channels to find out how to replace the screen by myself to some precious bucks. It looked easy; I just had to pop a piece of metal into the speaker slot and gently nudge and prise the screen out. So I got out a screwdriver (which took me forever to find), popped that bugger in and tilted it ever so gently. It was like an elongating spider web; the cracks lengthened and expanded through the whole screen and went deeper than before. My phone was now unusable.
- Determine the severity of your mistake/s
I had to step back, understand that the only thing I was truly saddened about was the money it would take to fix it because the damage was more extensive with the whole screwdriver fiasco. The fact was that I was only losing out on money which is replaceable with…well, other money.
- Recognise your role in this.
I should not have picked up that screwdriver.
- Learn from it.
I was dumb enough to think that by watching a 2 minute YouTube clip by a professional, that I could replicate it with a massive screwdriver.
- Let it go.
I bought a new phone and never touched another screwdriver ever again.