Do you remember when you were younger and nothing worried you . . . you felt there was nothing you could not do. We pride ourselves with the I can do anything concept, and reality is, that we can not do everything.
As I suddenly became a middle aged guy and not the young guy who felt everything was easy, but really did not know anything. I took on challenges that as a middle aged guy who now rethinks the difficulties in new projects. Sometimes they intimidate me, which makes me second guess the decision to take on these projects.
My confidence has grown with knowledge from years past. Over the years I have accomplished things I did not realize I could do. While working for a construction company as a mechanic I took on a project building a tack truck for the paving crew. They brought me a wrecked tack truck and a newer truck - I was tasked to use both and make one new truck. While I was excited about this project I was completely scared . . . everything had to be fabricated, lines made everything! Somewhere inside from my one year in basic drafting and many years in the racing world I drew up diagrams on paper in scale form. Using those drawings, to my amazement without letting others know, the pieces fit exactly. So I finished the project and everyone in the company thought the workmanship and quality was great.
So when the young guys come rolling in with their I can do anything attitude remember they still do not know it all. I believe in youth and enthusiasm, I respect old age and treachery.