Every project involves a clearing or destruction of the present status. In our enthusiasm for the new vision we have on paper, we become masters of our universe for a few days, weeks. We arrange our vision on paper; plot the work stages; identify the materials needed; identify the interventions from the professional crew or inspectors; plot the timeline and the cost and go at it. The project is doable and everyone is on board!
The amount of joy, adrenalin, enthusiasm, and overall good feelings getting a project done for a cause you believe in surmounts any amount of pain, any amount of guilt, any amount of cost beyond the budget you had anticipated.
But, how often does this happen? How often, in our daily lives, in our work lives, in raising our children, communicating with our partners, do we have an overall vision of the End Results?
How many times we say things we don't mean. Offend or Neglect people? Say we support this cause, believe in this principle and then go off and do something that negates that principle?
In the big scheme of things we are all clogs in a machine; we work where the bottom line is profits for the stock owners. If the company could replace our work with a machine that will cost them less in the long run, they will.
How often do we even get into conversations about these topics?
Most of the time, our conversations are polite nonsense, lukewarm coffee served with spiceless cookies picked up at the closest convenient store.
We have given up being fully engaged in anything.
Is this how we thought our lives were going to be?