Stuck, So Close

I’m stuck…so close. I thought I had it all ready to rock. It didn’t work like it should have. Then the backup plan was foiled because I left that one tiny thing at home.

I can’t actually test it because I don’t have access. Anything I try will just be shooting in the dark.

I can see all the pieces, but can’t actually make progress. It’s an intellectual bardo.

What do we do in these situations?

Pen and paper? Plan it out?

Surrender and take a break?

Make a plan to be sure this never happens again?

What do we do when we can’t do what we planned to do?