I Didn’t Know What I Was Building

If you could build anything you wanted to, what would you build?

What would it look like? What would it feel like? What would it represent to the rest of the world?

But most importantly, what would it mean to you?

Anything at all.

Anything.

It doesn’t matter what it is, you could create it.

You see when I started, I didn’t know what I was building. In fact, all that I was building was, “I’ll take anything that is just not this.”

But that’s no way to build. You don’t see this pile of rubble on the ground and go…

Anything will do as long as it’s not just this. 

But when I look back, that’s what I see. I knew I wanted a few things for myself, but that can be likened to a couple of support beams. I knew I wanted to build some different skills, but that’s like choosing the wallpaper before the foundation.

I had no plan.

I just went out into the open and expected great things to happen.

Truthfully, they did at times. There were many great things that came to be. But there were many structures that were built upon false footing or continued because of going through the motions.

But like I said…

That’s no way to build something.

So I’ll come back to it — if I was going to build something, what would I build?

I’m figuring that out as we speak.

I’m sitting in this room allowing myself to dream and seeing the way in front of me. After all these years I truly have come to understand that so many things are possible. We are all capable of incredible achievements. They come at a price of course, but they are possible.

For now, let’s start with the foundation.

Evan Sanders
The Better Man Project

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