Be Confidence in Remodelling Home (3)Posted by at September 25, 2011 in Bestfriend | Home Improvement | Remodelling | repair home
“Our friends and family thought we were crazy,” said Melissa, acknowledging that the job from start to finish swallowed up a couple of months of weekends and most evenings after work. “But once we were finished and they saw what we had done, they started asking us to install similar ceilings in their houses.”
The answer was no.
The chief ingredient of a do-it-yourself project is confidence. A colleague of mine at the Danbury (Connecticut) News-Times in the early 1970s decided that he wanted to learn to sail small boats.
He borrowed every sailing book in the public library and spent days and weekends interviewing boat owners and builders along the Connecticut shoreline. After about a year, he felt confident enough in his knowledge to buy a small, used sailboat. He then applied everything he had learned and been told and headed out a couple of miles into Long Island.
Sound, taking me along for the ride (I had brought the beer). When we returned to the dock, the boat owners at the neighboring slips were cheering and applauding. My colleague continued to apply that confidence to other endeavors, such as building his own house and learning to fly small planes.