Glory... I believe for anyone that chooses to go down the path of being a craftsman. It’s a bait and switch situation. But for those that really do it? The road is lined with failure, monotony, boredom, loneliness, and extreme repetition. I think most people have this misconception that when you set out to make things for a living. It’s going to be nothing but glory. People are going to mail you big sacks of money and you’re going to be walking on huge stage accepting big awards, everybody’s going to be fawning over everything they do. The truth and reality couldn’t be more farther from that. The occupation is more hard work than 99.999% of people expect. Most just mail it in and never get better. Just do things “good enough” or “F-That! This customer isn’t paying me to do that much”. Or “my boss is a dick” so why even try?? Sound familiar??Although there is great satisfaction in this occupation, but most of that Glory is experienced when nobody is around, building Little tiny things that nobody will ever see. I know sometimes I come off a little preachy in the stuff I write, but don’t ever forget that I’m telling most of the stuff to myself as if I was talking into the mirror. It’s the things I need to hear myself that day. Today I need to stop thinking about all the big things to finish and start chipping away at all the small things. That is the only way to get it “all” done. To finish all of that little monotonous stuff that nobody cares about takes a special kind of person. I’m a firm believer to be great and do great things. It takes 50% skill and 50% heart. I really think the person that loves what he does in his heart, and does it purely for himself and the pride in his work. That to me is the best kind of craftsman who turns out the Best of the Best work. So what I’m saying is: Skills are just tools in your toolbox. The “person” that uses those skills makes the biggest difference. Work hard to hone both of those things(Skills & Heart) and you will be unstoppable at work and life.