“The carpenter doesn’t show up to the job with a single hammer, and a single nail.”
To the carpenter, no two jobs are the same.
He may bring the exact same toolbox, yet each build has something different about it. So we realize, it’s not the tools that made it different… it’s something about the carpenter.
Think of every skill and craft we practice as a vote towards a larger goal. The goal of adaptability. To be able to flow into any situation, like water, able to approach from a hundred different angles.
Because just like the carpenter, we won’t ever know the specifics of the next problem until we’re in it. Uncertainty is the only certainty. But also just like the carpenter, it’s not the toolbox that solves the problem. It’s the mind behind it.