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Friday, June 14, 2013

Under Construction Now For 130 Years

Last week we looked at ways we can bring meaning to our work by connecting it with something bigger and grander than ourselves. A dramatic illustration of this is the life and work of Antoni Gaudi. The people of Barcelona, Spain, affectionately dubbed him, God's Architect.

Antoni Gaudi designed a cathedral that he knew he would never see completed in his own lifetime. Imagine that! The building has been under construction now for 130 years--and is not expected to be completed for at least another thirteen years.

I hope I live long enough to see this finished work with my own eyes. It's on my bucket list. This stunning basilica is called The Sagrada Familia, or The Holy Family. If I don't see it in this current world, I believe I'll see it in the new one.

Please watch the episode of CBS 60 minutes below, to view an extraordinary example of what it means to bring meaning to one's work by aligning it with something much bigger and grander than oneself.

It also illustrates where visionary thinking can lead, when added to the commitment of people who keep the goal clearly in mind, working toward its realization with unified efforts, year after year, after year after year, come hell or high water.

Click the "full screen" icon in the lower RH corner to get the best effect. If the video does not play try this link: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50148541n

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