We get to tear what was old down to the ground and rebuild it, from scratch, with our own ideas and stamp imprinted directly on it.
It is an incredibly satisfying endeavour to demolish a piece of software that never worked or rip apart that kitchen floor that has looked horrible since the day you moved in.
The euphoria of destruction makes all the pain melt away.
But it’s only the beginning and the building back up is always that much harder, fraught with unknowns and discovery of what we never knew existed.
We become discouraged and frustrated and yes we even start to think that we took down was fine the way it was.
But it wasn’t, it was horrible, we disliked it, it drove us nuts and now here we are trying to make it better.
So go, make it better, break it down, make it small, and remind yourself – the Demolition is the Easy part, but the Rebuilding is Hard part – and if it was easy everyone would be doing it, all day, every day.
But you’re not everyone and we need you to work on the Hard parts.