Today marks the end of a culmination of events. We open my wife’s studio/workshop tonight in a Grand Opening. Much of the last 6 weeks has been taken up with the hard work that has gone into it, particularly the last week.
I’ve actually missed two days of working out this week, making them the first time all year that I have failed in getting in at least some pushups/pullups/etc… 😦 I’m not real happy about that, but given the late nights and complete exhaustion I’ve had upon coming home, I have to accept it.
Today is the end of all of that. I’ve already told her that I am “so ready for this to be over with”. However, her hard work will pay off for her, and she has done a fantastic job. I’ll post pictures tomorrow of the gala tonight.
In the meantime, in honor of her meticulous attention to detail, here are a few quick thoughts from Steve Jobs.
“When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.”
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other opinions drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”