I’ve tyrannized results out of myself, but the downside of this seems to be that when I experience failure, I keep pushing harder with the same methods, and the failures multiply. Conversely, being too kind with myself leads to no effectiveness, and no results. In order to avoid a methodological rut, my current approach is to assess and aggress, assess and aggress. This approach’s sole aim is to solve problems. It is not for idealists, or people wanting to flaunt their toughness.