Hi everyone, hope your well. So this topic is something that I learned a few years back. My dad had taught me this concept and I learned how important it is to have a strong foundation in anything you do not just construction work.
What is a Foundation?
Maybe some of you are familiar with this concept, if not that’s ok. As you can see with the picture above, that is the foundation of a building in the works. The concrete and metal rods are going to support all the walls, floors, appliances, people, and so many other things. If this all wasn’t in place, the floor built above it would collapse; which also means that any floor built above the second floor will come crumbling down as well.
That being said, building upon your core morals and values is no different. You need a strong foundation to do so.
Why it’s Important to Have a Strong Foundation
Having a strong foundation keeps things stable and afloat. That’s a general way to put it. Building upon a foundation takes time. The end goal is different for every person. Some things take more time to build and create.
However, building or creating something comes with setbacks. Things don’t always go the way you plan. Things break and there are delays; that’s just life. Whatever it is your building or creating can come start to crumble along the way.
The same can be said if your trying to eliminate bad habits and replace them with good ones. The concept applies to those who are rewiring their mindsets to stop negative thinking and negative self-talk to positive self-talk and positive thinking.
If things start falling apart, it’s not the end of the world. If you have a strong foundation, you can rebuild without having to start from scratch. If you try to incorporate a new habit into your life it’s not always easy. You have good days of progress, some days you don’t; then there are those days you take a few steps back.
The Consequences of Not Having a Strong Foundation
Not having a strong foundation can bring everything down and it’s harder to pick yourself up from that. Mentally, fear can set in and cause high levels of anxiety and depression. Some people don’t like to start something from scratch after they spent so much time building it or creating it. As demonstrated from the pic above, though the real reason for why this building came down is unknown, the point is that it will have to be rebuilt from scratch.
So ask yourself this, do prefer to create something fast and build upon it risking that the whole thing will need to be rebuilt from the ground up if something happens to it? Or do you prefer to build something and take your time while solidifying a strong foundation?
If you struggle with building a strong foundation in different aspects of your life, your not alone. It took me time to create one and people are in the process of creating one, rebuilding from scratch, and building upon a foundation already established right now. Fear, uncertainty, high levels of stress, sometimes depression, and chaos can occur if a strong foundation isn’t established mentally. Quality is important; if you build a foundation right, it will last a long time, and you will be happy that you did.
Take care, stay safe, and remember your not alone and you have worth in this world.