left Xtraordinary Living At Its Best: Tearing down vs. Building

Thursday, September 14, 2006

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Tearing down vs. Building

This week we finally started our kitchen remodel. The contractor and his crew arrived this morning and by the end of the day, my entire kitchen had been demolished. I found it fascinating that it will take 6-12 weeks to build a new kitchen and yet it only took 1 day to destroy the old one!

As I reflected on this, I realized that is the same with many other things - relationships, businesses, reputations, etc. It takes a long time to build them and almost no time to tear them down.

Another thing that struck me was how much less talent is needed to tear something down than to build it.

Hopefully I'll remember this lesson the next time I have an urge to tear something (or someone) down.