Where Do You Start Building?

It depends on what you are building. Some things are easy enough, others more complex. You need to know the end use and maybe some variations.

For example, when they built the Pentagon, they used stronger than necessary concrete so they could make it a records repository, should the need ever arise. Some buildings anticipate an addition. Some others, are located to permit a different traffic pattern or parking requirement.

All well-built buildings start with a foundation. 

It’s obvious when you build a house, or other building. Think about the other things that need a foundation in your life.

“If you are going to build the Empire State Building, the first thing you need to do is dig a deep hole and pour a strong foundation. If you are going to build a home in the suburbs, all you need to do is pour a 6-inch slab of concrete. Most people, in their drive to get rich, are trying to build an Empire State Building on a 6-inch slab”  Robert Kiyosaki

Building a business looks easier than it is. Everyone who can grill a steak thinks they could run a restaurant. Portfolios are not child’s play. Relationships need a good foundation. You could have paid more attention to grammar skills or good math skills while a young child. Could be how to get along with others. Could be integrity and morals. There are many to think about.

The takeaway

Everything in your life that must work and last, has to have a strong foundation.

There are two ways to make a mark in the world. Be very good at what you do or be the author of a huge mistake.

Good foundations prevent weak outcomes. Know what is required and pay attention to doing it well.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa Wasn’t Supposed to Lean


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