By Mark B. Hitt / Fortune A few years ago, my wife and I were having an affair.
After some time passed, she asked me to move out of our home in an area that was already packed with tourists.
I said, “That would be great.
But, you know, we’re trying to do this on our own.”
And I was right.
After a few months, we got married, and we have two great kids.
But the things that made us happy during that period of time weren’t our marriage and our kids.
They were our work, and our craft.
When you think about your craft, it’s about the time you spent creating it.
And I’m going to tell you about a lot of the things I’ve learned about my craft.
First, you can’t be satisfied with what you do.
When I’m building a house, I don’t get to have a home-made table in the backyard.
I have to spend a lot more time in the house.
But when I’m creating a work, I have a little more freedom.
My husband doesn’t get a big piece of the pie.
He gets a small piece.
So, you have to really look at your craft as a whole.
I’ve spent my whole life trying to create something that’s going to last forever, but when I look at the pieces of the house that are going to get torn down, I’m like, “I want to build something that has a life and a value.”
You need to have time to sit down and think about what you’re trying for, what your vision is, what you want the future to look like, and then you have the opportunity to work toward it.
This is really the best way to build a good marriage.
I’m a husband first and foremost, but my wife is my best friend, my confidante, and her job is to make sure that I’m taking care of her.
So you have a lot to be happy about.
So I always have to be ready.
I always want to know what you are going through.
I can’t just be happy.
I need to be at the edge of my seat.
You can’t have a nice conversation if you’re not ready to have it.
So this is what I try to tell my wife: Do you have any ideas?
And then you’re ready to work on your craft.
This can be hard, and I’m sure you’re having to sit through a lot.
But if you do, I’ll be there with you.
The best advice I can give is to always think about the people you are building with.
I know that when you look at all the pieces and all the possibilities that are open, then you are always ready to put those pieces together.
So if you look back at my story and see how many things I’m working on, I think, “If only I had a better wife.”
So I would love to hear what you think.