| Ways out of Trouble
There is usually a way out of trouble, and this is feasible 99.7% of the time, according to Jack Stockel. However, I used to think that there was only one way out, and that put me through a, "Fight of Flight", response. In addition, it caused me to be pessimistic and inflexible, so I used to make moves that I felt were forced. However, the moves, themselves, were blunders. Now, I remember that there is, generally, more then one way out of trouble. That is because of Jack Stockel's advice to, "Think about things", and, "there is always another way to do something"... as chesskingdom64 said in an annotation. However, there are then better ways to get out of a bad situation. The question then becomes the best way. That is because there is only one way that works the best, but there are other ways, as well. After all, "The glass is half full, not half empty", as they say. Therefore, I now try to solve a problem. Then, I try to find a better solution to the problem. This method is helping me to become a better chess player.