I looked over at my compatriot with the idea of “hey, lets build a new recording studio control room….make all the walls and angles strange….tons of sound absorption, diffusion, and traps for waves and low frequencies…”
“Sounds cool to me! When do we start? this should sound amazing - the design is good!"
Today, my compatriot was a bit dejected, as I knew he wanted or he thought the audio control room would be done by Thursday. I remember on Saturday saying something like, “I don’t think it is possible, but lets go for it!”
The reality is, we probably will not be done by Thursday, yet, for what was done…. pretty decent. In looking back at the project, analyzing it for where we lost time, human error, lacking the right tool, or changed dimensions and layout – I figure we lost a few days of time, but in many respects, what we are experiencing is normal destruction and rebuild surprises.
But you always want to be and have things go perfect. It is nice vision, and yes, it is a problem with the inventor and the visionary – one can see the final product in their minds – yet – it takes more time, refinement, iterations and changes than one imagines to get to that level of perfection
The other thing you have to ask yourself, whether or not you win or loose is, ‘did I give my best with the circumstances?”
If you in anyway answer “no” to the question, you have lost. If you can answer, “yes” from deep in your heart – no matter how well or horrific the project worked out – you have not lost anything.
But yes, I dream of the day I see the perfect live show, I dream of the day I go from morning coffee to a final wysiwig prototype that goes into manufacturing that afternoon….I have one hour where I don't have a sinful thought in my mind or heart...
It is nice to dream – but learn not to beat yourself up if you come short of the timing and idea in your mind. You only have to ask did you do your best from your heart.
Have a great day…we have two days to see what sort of miracle can happy…I do believe in miracles – do you?
The man at the lumber mill looked at the plans and said, “that will take a week for just the framing!” I guess we shouldn’t feel too bad, for non-carpenters we should be done tomorrow…a few days short of his estimate.