We can all get a bit caught up in the romance of a great story without acknowledging and/or knowing what it took behind the scenes in order for it to come out the way it did.

I know I do it quite often. I want to hear the ‘feel good’ part of how it went down – the movie version. The reality is, there were a whole lot of hours spent by that person alone in the wee hours of the night grinding out the painstaking details, planning and doing the delayed gratification work that needed to be done in order to complete the task. And there were no camera’s or people around to see it.

This is when the real work gets done. This is the secret that no one wants to dive into the details about. They would rather hear the romantic version.

I would too, but that’s not giving us a realistic assessment of what it really took to knock it out.

That’s what I’m interested in. I think we all are.