How do you handle anger when you are working on a project that is going wrong ?

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  1. Dr. Tweedbucket

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    Do you throw stuff?
    Do you beat stuff up?
    Do you make up new cuss words and yell a lot?
    Do you just laugh it off and go do something else?
    Do you persist in defeat until that one vein in your forehead is bulging out about in inch and ready to explode? :cry:
    Do you go kick the cat?
    Do you go yell at someone in your family like it's their fault?
    Do you go get some help from the neighbor?
    Do you get on the computer to google the problem and look for an answer, but instead end up coming to TGP and forgetting you ever had any kind of project :huh
    Do you grab a bunch of beers and then go back to work on it?
    Do you bypass the trouble spot and work on something that has better potential to work and then find out it doesn't and then go get the sawzaw and cut the whole thing into little bity pieces?
    Do you just put it away and get out another project that you were stuck on last week?
    Do you hop on your motorcycle and go looking for some road ragers?
    Do you go down to 7-11 for a coke slurpee to cool you down but find out all they have is stupid cherry!
    Do you go get something to eat and maybe watch the news where everyone is killing everyone else and any project that you finish will never do you any good because you'll probably be dead by the time you actually finish it. :cry:
    Do you go to the store and buy whatever it is you were trying to build, and then box up the broken one that you've been struggling with and take it back for a refund because it's defective? :red
    Do you call 911 on yourself?
    Do you step back and look at the big picture and figure if it's worth worrying about especially in 10 years when it's not going to matter anyway? :dunno
    Do you tie the whole project on a rope behind your car and then drag it to dump off in California?
    Something that you are going to tell us about :confused
     
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    Well, first of all, you have to go in with the mindset that things will go wrong. It's simply inevitable. It was take twice as long and cost twice as much as it should. If you have this mindset, your much less likely to lose your cool.

    Secondly, when you run into trouble, take a little break. Often times, your brain will figure out a good solution.
     
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    Work project? or home project?
     
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    You are most likely to have an accident when you lose your temper.
     
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    We all err, some of us more so than others. If one learns from their mistakes, you need not repeat them again.

    But the world is all about making you go through the same old song and dance with it every so often.

    When you don't dance to the tune, you don't experience the associated pain and suffering the world is putting you through.
     
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    Am I the only one who suspects that the good Dr Tweedbucket was a test tube baby created by splicing the genes of Gilda Radner (in Roseanne Roseannadanna mode) and Dr Stephen Hawking?
     
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    Beware. Anger, fear, aggression. The dark side are they. Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.
     
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    I generally go past anger straight to despair.
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    http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/get-angry-and-break-****-3.png
     
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    Is this a project that you, and you alone are responsible for, or can blame be assigned elsewhere? Were the problems foreseeable and preventable, or were they random occurrences with particularly bad timing?
    Look at it this way- it isn't like your multi-billion year old planet sized computer project was derailed by a boatload of hairdressers and telephone sanitizers.
     
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    Why not express stupidity instead- it will remove all doubt as to your level of competency in the project?
     
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    I cuss to myself making up rhyming phrases. Then I have learned to laugh at myself.
     
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    I usually keep it in check and fix the mistake. But I do have a big iron pipe with a duct tape handle in the garage ànd a few non functioning electronics right next to it. Just in case. I use it maybe once or twice a year.
     
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    Whisky/Whiskey. The answer is always this,............
     
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    How about, stop. Then adjust your project to achieve the desired result.
     
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    I'm not sure what's meant by "project" but whenever things start blowing up or show signs of it (usually computer-related being that I'm in the I.T. field) I walk away.. usually go for a walk/run to declutter the brain and come back to it later, be it a few hours, days, whatever time it takes. Life's too short to spiral into anger and spazdom.
     
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