Building from scratch
Have you ever tried to build something from scratch? Well, building from scratch means: Starting from the foundation(birth), then move towards the final working invention.
I have started a few businesses, but none of them made me want to run around the world and tell everyone. In fact, some of them, seemed good at first, but, I lost interest after reading some of their literature. I dont like to question have, and it can be frustrating and time-consuming, along with a serious amount of trial and error. But after it’s assembled correctly, then the reward makes me want to do more. That’s how you should feel, after completing a successful project. All you need is a little problem-solving technique, lots of patience, hard work, discipline, and your soul.
Yep! I know a little creepy, but if you want to be successful, you got to take the JUMP!
Once you take the JUMP, you will get seriously hurt, but its part of the process. You will endure heartaches, headaches, and feel different pains depending on your goal. Keep in mind nothing will happen overnight. You need to be discovered if you want to fame and fortune.
Now, building from scratch basically means starting from the foundation on upmajor happens overnight. In fact, it takes months to develop good habits. At the end of the day, your focused and determination is what sets you apart.
As for me, I choose to start from scratch. It’s much harder to build something from nothing, but if everything works out correctly, then the end result will be that much more rewarding. However, some like working on things that are prebuilt or just needs to be assembled. Sometimes, I would rather have something that takes less work, then having to figure everything out as it goes.
Creating a masterpiece
Let’s take a drawer or small table, from IKEA, that nearly every college student has in his or her own dorm room. They open a box and pull out all the required tools and equipment needed to assemble the product, so it can be used properly. Once you locate all the parts and place them in the desired location around you, then the fun part begins.
As you start to put the puzzle together, you run into small hiccups. You know the small problems that appear from time to time while putting all the pieces together. Well, this is how life works. Everywhere you go somethings will be smooth, and other times will be hard. challenges will appear and testing will begin.
Now once you have everything you need to build what you want, then you need to figure out how to put everything together. This is called, Creating a masterpiece.” Like art, if you will, it starts with a blank canvas then the artist starts painting what he or she see’s in their mind. Once the artist is satisfied with the results, then he or she will reveal their masterpiece.
People who work differently
Thinking about a masterpiece or building from scratch, there are two types of people who I know of that work differently.
The first person is the type that needs to read the instructions while putting something together. To be honest with you, I like to look at the instructions as I go. I do not like to put something together without the know how. I prefer to make fewer mistakes, then to go cold turkey on something.
The second type of person is someone that prefers to just build it. They deal with the problems and mistakes as they come, and they are more appreciated of the product after being successfully assembled. Well, I hope they do. These are the type of people who some call the go getter’s, but at the end of the day, they will either succeed at what they’re working on or quit when everything seems to be falling apart.
Each person has unique talents and gifts they bring to the table that set’s them apart from others. were all created differently to bring something to the table that can benefit others around them. some people like myself, prefer to work with others than to work by myself. But there are times I prefer to do things on my own.
However, you may be different.
like anything, you build or create something from nothing. It can be time-consuming, and make you frustrated during the building phase. Especially if it doesn’t turn out the way you thought.
I remember times where I had to step back and take a deep breath before continuing on something. I would lose my temper and bust the damn thing, or just throw it away. The problem with this method is a waste of money.
Moreover, if I finish assembling everything, I look at the finished build and see if it looks like the image on the package. Once I see that they match, then its the testing period. If everything went according to plan, then I shouldn’t have any problems.
After testing the final product, and everything is working correctly, then I just place the item in the desired location and use the masterpiece when needed. Unless it art, then I just place it on a wall.
Building from scratch is also like, a long-term goal or even a mid-term. Sometimes, even a small-term goal can take work depending on the time frame in which you’re trying to complete the goal. It also depends on what the goal is, and if you have everything you need to complete the goal in the time in which you set.
Moreover, whatever you want in life, takes a lot of work and determination to see it come to reality, but once the goal is completed, then the reward, but not all the time. Sometimes, you just happy it’s done, then put the product or whatever you built aside and go off on your daily activities without a care in the world.
The best part about building from scratch is seeing the work being done to what you’re building. It’s like a child. It’s born, then you raise it by feeding the baby, and taking care of the child until its old enough to take care of itself. Well, this is how people view business. When they build something from scratch and watch it grow into something big, it’s exciting, but what happens behind closed doors is something else.