Whatever good things we build end up building us.
Putting your time and effort into a project of magnitude is a significant commitment, never to be taken trivially.
Your focus becomes myopic and your entire worldview changes.
The intense concentration of these two variables can become all-consuming, so it is no wonder that in the process we’ve become infinitely more evolved for the effort.
Most evolutions of this magnitude are incredibly positive, but this is not to say that it is always moving in a progression that has value to the individual. I have personally watched numerous people become so consumed with what they are doing or building that they seem, on some levels, to be losing track of the rest of life.
You build the project and the project sculpts you along the way. In the course of this bidirectional exchange, there are numerous engagements in which each side of the equation are pushed to their respective thresholds.
There, in the silence, lies the magic and the mystery of the undertaking. In most cases, taking on a project of magnitude is a voluntary experience that drives the maker to discover what they are truly made of. Financial, technical, emotional and personal setbacks are inevitably part of the equation.
It is only through the self management in overcoming obstacles that we gain the power to evolve and learn more about ourselves than we ever might have learned had we not undertaken such an endeavor.
Hope your Tuesday is off to a grand beginning!