I like challenges, and today I have my back against the wall to reach a deadline in 48 hours. People sometimes look at the time and why I get frustrated with it being wasted, and the reality is I see time as the one asset each of us is given equal amounts of during the day. The value of time was driven home when a successful entrepreneur taught me about the scale of time versus money in discussing how much bill gates, who at that time was the wealthiest man in America made each hour of the day.
When I mentioned yesterday I was discombobulated, it was for a few things. Have you ever heard of a company spec’ing out products, yet, they don’t sell it? I had to go to their competitor (yes, this was a true story where all I could do was shake my head in disbelief)
So I have 48 hours to get a project to a place I will be happy for the next few weeks of being unplugged from society. Truth is that I can use it as I am getting sad with the data results from social media and find I would rather spend my time working on the internal elements of self. Some might call it selfish, but I think I am just tired of not being the best I can be. If someone else wants to be a wall-e person. I am not going to judge them. Right now, I am too busy with some exciting ideas that should get to market.
So for today and tomorrow, it will be a mad dash of sorts. The good news is I have all the tools and equipment in one spot and can work uninhibited (unless dad has some issue again and I go to the hospital), but overall, I think this will be like painting a house. You do ALL that prep work to get to a fun time that doesn’t last very long, and you see the results all come together at one time.
I guess this is what many people don’t comprehend with most any idea. The amount of time it takes to build up the foundation and allow for what seems like effortless progress. It actually appears very easy when you do it right, yet, there is a great deal going on behind the scenes to get it that way.
what is, am a bit mystified is that the systems today are not about the simplest way to build something, instead, they are developed with rules to maximize the use of materials and while I am sure to provide more safety – is the cost associated with it really justified?
these last thoughts are written as I look at the complexity of the world after I am trying to extricate myself from the “stuff” of it – and simplify my life.
what I found is I am much happier, and life has more opportunities to help others than when I was worried about the usual “stuff” of life.
As for the “stuff of life” locomotive. That is going full steam in American society. The sad part is it is like looking at a runaway train heading into a fully loaded train station. we have the choice to slow it down and change – but that probably isn’t going to happen until we hear a crash and people wonder, “how did that happen?”
now for that 48 hours….it should be skunworks bliss. later