If You Only Have a Hammer

I suppose if you’re in a bad mood it feels good to just hammer away.

And for heaven sake, I know you’ve got all the reasons in the world to be in a bad mood. Stress. Uncertainty. Disappointment. Discomfort. Whatever – there are one million reasons any of us can claim for this certain disposition.

Sadly however. You know the saying,

“When you only have a hammer, everything looks like a nail.”

Why is it that so many of us only carry a hammer when we’re pissy? What if we could pack a few other tools on that tool belt. Use a few more skills.

Because. Let’s turn it around.

Have you ever been the nail? You know. When you find yourself  thinking. Oh oh. My good friend here only brought her hammer today. Shoot. What did I do to deserve this turn of events? Well. Nothing, I just look like a nail.

And so. My advice for today. Don’t leave home with just your hammer. And if you do. Bring some hard hats along for all the nails you encounter.

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One thought on “If You Only Have a Hammer

  1. As I used to do on those rare ‘bad attitude’ days; recognize that you have one, and resolve not to subject anyone else to it. Just stay home. It might not be an option for everyone in the working world, but St. John’s wort works pretty well for me, for organic attitude adjustment.

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