In a painting class I once took, a fellow student asked the teacher if there was a way to make sure that their work would look the way they wanted.
The entire class stopped and looked to the front of the room for the answer, an all-encompassing secret that would ensure their creation went the way they wanted.
The teacher very casually announced, “You just have to work on it and see how it turns out.”
The entire class just cringed! Everyone wanted that secret bit of wisdom that would somehow, some way, turn everything they did into a masterpiece.
It’s not a shock that actually doesn’t exist–but for a split second, everyone was hopeful that it did.
One of my English teachers once said, along the same lines, “You can’t hit it with every one.” I had written an essay that turned out really well, and seeing how a new one turned out….Well, I didn’t feel it turned out at all.
You can’t hit it with every one: something I’ve always found to be true.
And so it goes with “You just have to work on nit and see how it turns out.”
That’s kind of the way life is, though, isn’t it?