With a sauna build, as with many things in life, there is an important balance between:
- What we visualize in our head.
- What we put down on paper.
- What ends up happening when we build it.
#1 and #2 are really good to do. And #3 is where it happens. When we “field verify” our work we get better at:
- Visualizing things in our heads.
- Putting things down on paper.
- Making things happen.
This process can be simplified as:
We learn best when we “field verify.” Some call this process experiential learning or cognitive learning or simply Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. This exercise fuels us because it can give us an insatiable appetite to learn.
When we are out there in the field, verifying our work, let’s remember to do practice these aphorisms:
- Don’t be afraid to fail.
- Never stop learning.
- Enjoy our journey.
What’s our destination? Our destination is the end of the line, our last breath (ie death). Our last breath will be farther into our future if we aren’t afraid to fail, never stop learning, and able to enjoy our journey.
So, are you field verifying your work?