Yes, I Made This
“I made this.” — It is such a profound sentence.
Not “I sell this.”
Not “I manage this.”
Not “I think about this.”
But “I made this.”
Recently I have met many people from private and public sectors. I felt so proud every time I told them “Here, I made this.” … “Here, it is our product. We built it ourselves.”
I didn’t mean to sell anything. I didn’t want any credits. I just wanted to tell them that
“Here it is. Our work. Is that close to what you are looking for?”
“Here it is. I made this. Are you interested to be a part of it?”
“I made this.” is such a profound sentence because it shows a physical, mental, and emotional dedication of a creator. It is profound because it shows a tireless determination of a team who builds it.
It is profound because it is a real thing unlike “I manage this team.” or “I think about this idea.” And it is an inviting sentence not a manipulating one like “I sell this.”
At the end of the day, the only thing that makes progress is doing it. The only thing that can create change is making it. What have I done today? is a very important question everyone must ask themselves everyday. Whatever professions, or positions, our main job is to “make” something regularly.
It doesn’t have to be big like a complete product. Anything counts. Anything at all. I wrote this blog post. I developed a business plan. I fixed three bugs. I drew a portrait. I finished my report. I closed a tiny business deal. I gathered feedback from customers. I taught my new colleagues how to use my product and so on.
I had an amazing feeling every time I said “I made this.”
So, now… I am making something to make sure I will never stop saying “I made this” :-)
Thinking and writing are the things I like. Sharing is what I love. Because of them, I write everyday to share stories from my thoughts and experiences, from the future I see and believe in. Everything I use to build Inthentic a better home. A home of people who want to do good things and give back. A home that is a small starting point of changes for a better society. I am proud of what I am doing. And even prouder to know that I am not doing it alone.
Thanks for reading. :-)