Dropping the Ball
Does the thought of 'dropping the ball' fill you with dread ? Perhaps you feel you will let people down, or more importantly yourself? Here's a thought experiment: What if you actually let the ball drop? Do you know what might happen? Will the sky fall? Are people let down?
If so, is that so bad? We all fail at some point in time in our lives. We don't expect perfection from others, but for some reason expect it from ourselves. But that's not physically possible is it? Expecting perfection in this way is about as practical as promising perfect software right?
So next time your spreading raspberry jam too thinly consider giving yourself permission to drop the ball. After all as a tester you owe it to yourself to try, don't you?
Apologies for mixed metaphors :)