Younger, I always wondered how houses were built. It was something that I was fascinated with. Were they moulded somewhere and then fixed on the land? How were they transported since they’re so huge? How were they so stable?
Till date the idea that there are so many cables beneath the floor that give us power is fascinating to me. Of course I came to later realise the various intricate processes involved. Then it all began to make sense.
The foundation is the most important level in building a house. It needs to be as solid as they come. Failure to ensure that spells doom. An imminent calamity. Your grounds do have to be graded and well prepared before this.
Then come the other processes- framing, fixing windows and doors, roofing, electrical and plumbing works, others in between to complete the building then you begin furnishing to your taste.
Now to do almost anything in life, you need to prepare the grounds and put up a firm foundation. Before you can proceed with the clear hope of finishing without any avoidable mishap. There are certain occurrences you can never plan for. They just happen and you need to work your way around them.
Whether it’s your career or work life, a relationship with a friend, family or partner, if your desire is to see it thrive you need to have a solid foundation. You need to prepare the grounds and that will mean doing your research, getting the necessary materials, mental preparation, accepting and letting go of certain negative traits, willingness to be honest, focus, strong sense of discipline.
These will prepare your grounds, then you can begin to build what you have envisioned with consistency, patience, resilience, love, hardwork, a teachable personality, respect, discipline and a strong sense of direction and focus.
If you do not prepare your grounds and put up a rock-solid foundation, you’re bound to fail at many things. If you do not plan anything or put maximum effort into the things you want, you will suffer an avoidable loss.
If your foundation is solid- you can weather any adversity that comes your way. Even if the structure crumbles, you can always raise it again after recouping.