What Floats your Boat?

What Floats your Boat?

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.’- Thomas Edison. The process is never glamorous, the finished product is. The process of construction is always full of dust, dirt, grime, sweat, late nights, fears, worries, doubts, small celebrations and the hard work of beating the odds. The Taj Mahal looked stunning when finished but the 21 years it took to construct it would have been anything but pleasant. To bring any imagined reality to life is always a story of relentless execution and a test of character. A movie that lasts an hour and half is full of smooth glamour. However, the process of movie making is mind numbingly boring. The process of building a company is joyful if work in itself gives you joy. It is joyful if daily challenges give you joy. Its joyful if overcoming irritants, delays give you joy. Its joyful if tackling slow progress, fighting setbacks and trouble from unimagined quarters give you joy. It is painful if you are in it for the result. The builder finds his joy in the middle of the chaos of construction. The world will however only admire the finished product. Either the process, the daily grind gives you joy or nothing will. What floats your boat?

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