I have caulked many tubs in my day, it has just been awhile since my last endeavor. I now have a tile tub which requires colored caulk, none of the usual white fare. I didn’t want to make any mistakes, here. Previously, a white tub against white tile with white caulking meant lots of room for error. However, a white tube with veined beige tiles and dark grout needed dark brown replacement caulking. This left little room for error. Then it occurred to me: give it a try and if I did not like the outcome, I could gouge it out and try again. With that, I began my project. It went as expected, messily. I really needed to gouge it out and try again. It reminded me of when I began competing. Some of the matches were really messy. I saw no way to make improvement. Then I realized, like gouging out a bad caulking job, I can always start over. Every practice became a match, every match became a practice session . More specifically, I treated every practice session seriously, like it was the real thing. Engaging my Basic Fundamentals became engrained so when I got to a match, it was like another practice session. Every match was like a practice session in that, if I did not like the outcome, I could always try again. I know I will get my tub done, and to my liking, but I think I am better with a 9mm gun than I am with the caulking gun!