It’s a cold and snowy morning but our footings for our foundation went in this morning.
I always knew how important foundations were, but I hadn’t ever realised the level of work that has to go in BEFORE the foundation. These footings have been in the works for a couple of weeks now. The bars have all been carefully aligned so that the forms will fit onto them perfectly – apparently they are accurate to within 1/16th of an inch!!!
We talk a lot in coaching about building a firm foundation, but what about the footings that will hold that foundation up?
Gonna have to give that some thought…
One of the things that I’ve realised the past few weeks as these have been built is how critical it is that these foundations be utterly unique to the house we want to build. There is no changing the shape of the house after this. Sure, we can move some interior walls around a bit – add or subtract a door – change the finishes or fixtures – but THIS foundation will only build a house that’s THIS shape.
So, here’s my question – do you know what your foundations are? Do you know what your values are – the things that anchor you to a grounded state of being? If you don’t, maybe it’s time to discover what those are.
If you DO, then I have a second question – are you building a house on the foundations you ACTUALLY have? Are you living consistently with those values, or are you out of step? If you keep feeling out of sorts – disconnected – grasping at straws or swaying in the wind – then it might be time to reconnect with your foundation.
2020 is just around the corner, and a new year – a new decade – can be a great opportunity to begin this journey. Get in touch – let’s get this conversation started!