My first outdoor cooking memories are full of erratic British summers, Dad swearing at a barbecue that he couldn’t put together, and eventually eating charred sausages, feeling brilliant.
It’s the simple things in life that make it amazing, but in the expectations of greatness it all goes up in flames.
The best practice is to always do your best without expectations. In such you’ll find that even simple things feel like victories for there is never any failure. Failure is and always will be an expectation that is beyond your control. Nothing is certain. The greater the expectations the greater the misery. Nothing will ever match up to what you envision and you will almost always be let down by the results. This is best said in the Bible in the book of Luke.
Luke 14: 8-11
8 When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him;
9 And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee, Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room.
10 But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee.
11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.