Don’t believe in the method; believe in yourself. Methods are a dime a dozen. Methods are interchangeable. You’re irreplaceable.
You are the core artifact in and of the system. The method must be cut to fit you.
We do this with clothes all the time. We only pick clothes that fit. If they don’t fit we either don’t pick them in the first place, or we cut them the heck up until they do fit. So there’s no reason we shouldn’t do this with ideas as well. You don’t amputate your legs, you get longer pants. And when you outgrow the pants, you get bigger ones.
Don’t hate yourself. Don’t get down on yourself because the method isn’t working. You’re fine. You’re not broken — the method is. Don’t cut yourself. Cut the method. 1
Don’t cut yourself. I mean that figuratively and literally. People literally commit acts of verbal and physical harm against themselves, even to the point of suicide, because they couldn’t fit into some system that someone else created.
The person who made the method most likely doesn’t know you and you don’t know her. She almost certainly wasn’t thinking of your personally when she made the system. So not only should it not be a problem that the method doesn’t fit you, it should be expected. ↩