When entering a difficult situation exercise all your senses, sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Assess the situation as a whole, break the usable information into manageable pieces, employ what you need and store the rest. Proceed at a comfortable pace, events work at their own pace, don’t force-look for a situations resonant frequency, watch out for the sharp corners. Avoid letting your ambition exceed your experience and information; evaluate the whole with your instinct.