Really, the rules are simple: be rational, and follow a consistent pattern of thinking.
That’s how I think of it, at least. Thanks, math. My brain processes ideas and changes in a very systematic and step-by-step way. The biggest problem is being able to think outside the box and let bygones be bygones. I suppose, in my head, if a problem arises or a failure occurs, there has to be some reason WHY it happened. Can I go back and check my work? Surely I wrote everything down. And I do.
But… The Rules of Logic have an emergency STOP button when rational thought retreats to chaos. And in the chaos, I find my anxiety. In my anxiety, I find my fear. In my fear… well, I find my end.
But this doesn’t have to be the case. Rather than trying to find a logical way to fix the past, I need to use my logic to press forward. Tweak the experiment so to speak. Find a new formula, identify the variables, and work like hell to reach the solution.
The formula… ah… there lies the challenge.