Achievement Tool Revelation

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While working on my Achievement Tool for my self reflection, I came across an interesting point when discussing my greatest achievements.

My greatest achievement I feel is all the work I did to my old house.  I did a number of projects including building a first floor bathroom, redoing all the siding, and putting on a second story deck.  The way I get started with each of those things was to tear down what was already there.

I think that is an interesting observation because when you tear something down, you are forced to rebuild because there is nothing left.  So it is not something you can put off because something you need is no longer present or works, so you have to replace it.  In my case with the house, my water was turned off and pipes cut to put in the bathroom.  Or there was no siding on my house and the weather would have ruined my house.  So when you tear down you create motivation.

Secondly, when you tear down, you are able to make it however you want.  If you try to add something without tearing down first, you are limited to what you can add.

Tearing something down takes alot of courage because there is no turning back once you do, and that is a scary feeling... but I think a completely necessary stop when making big improvements.

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Insightful. Simple.

Thanks for sharing this; I can relate to it.

I like the idea of the motivation/courage to tear down, and tearing down also creating motivation to renew, innovate. Having the vision and guts to change the status quo, risk taking, and eventually improving the...home.

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