Have you ever bought something and had to assemble it? Were the instructions any help? From what I've experienced, they usually aren't.

I recently bought a couch and found I had to assemble it. This caught me a bit off guard, since I don't usually think of couches as needing assembly. As I thought about it more, I found some striking similarities to assembling things and life. Here's a couple things I found:

1. Sometimes you aren't given all of the required tools to finish a task so you need to be resourceful in order to be successful at something.

2. Sometimes you can get very frustrated and it seems like too much of a task to take on. When this happens, you need to keep your end goal in mind and think about how nice it will be when you achieve it.

3. If somebody with more experience wants to help you, let them! They have more wisdom and a different perspective than you! Plus you don't have to do all of the work yourself.

I never expected that having to assemble something would teach me life lessons! Have you ever found a life lesson in an every day task? What was it?