If Then Statements
I'd love to have a big rectangular vegetable garden. You know the kind with all the plants lined up in a tidy row. Each plant would be arranged systematically and the garden would be edged with a perennial flower border. The only problem is I don't have a place to do this. We don't have a flat sunny spot readily available and to create one would involve changing grade and terracing the yard to do so. That's not going to happen. What I've done instead is to plant vegetables where I could mixing them in my perennial garden beds. It's been an experiment planting and learning what will thrive in this situation but if I want to grow vegetables this is what I have to do to get them.
Did you catch that, what I have to do? Maybe I should state it this way, what I have to do if. Think about it, many times you want a result and there are a string of if's placed in front of it. For example I will lose weight, if I make better food choices. I will make more money if I develop a marketable skill. I will stay healthy if I wash my hands. Ok, all of those are simple common if statements, but what happens when you get creative with your ifs to get the results you want? Computer programmers use these same if then statements in conditional programming. If a certain condition is true then the program predicts a response. Wouldn't it be great to figure out how to get what you wanted simply by getting creative with the ifs in front of the desired result? I've got a few problems that I haven't been able to solve and maybe it's because I haven't gotten inventive with the ifs that precede it. Which boils down to that old saying: if at first you don't succeed, try try again.
"One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things." – Henry Miller