There are a few things no one sees when you’re building a project. We’ve listed the top eight below, though there are at least a hundred more…if not a thousand.
- No one sees the endless hours of work a week.
- No one sees the intellectual, emotional, psychological and behavioral pushups.
- No one sees the grueling sweat of an exhausted mind.
- No one sees the research and the dead ends.
- No one sees the countless hours logged onto Pandora. Or Spotify.
- No one sees the self-motivation.
- No one sees the partners’ disappointed eyes.
- No one sees the frustration of delayed gratification.
The same way that no one sees the wind and water pound against the rock and watch it get reshaped over the course of several millennia.
But of course, human lives are much shorter. Our conflicts–to push the analogy, our volcanoes–are much more destructive, as are our earthquakes.
The applause and appreciation comes, but not when you’re in the gym, putting in the work.
-Peace Be With You All-
Jesan Sorrells, MA
Principal Conflict Engagement Consultant
Human Services Consulting and Training (HSCT)
Email HSCT: firstname.lastname@example.org