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In August this year I was lucky enough to spend a week in Barcelona, which I think is one of the most fabulous cities in the world.

During our time there, we did some of the tourist trips and couldn’t help but come across Gaudi’s artwork in the city. I was amazed by his creations and was immediately drawn to understand more about him.

One of the stories in his life I was most impressed by was his dedication to create the Sagrada Familia.


Gaudi was appointed chief architect for the project in 1883 and worked tirelessly on “his project” until his untimely death (being run over by a tram just a few streets from his creation) in 1926.

Throughout the whole project Gaudi knew he wouldn’t see its completion but kept going to see it progress closer to the end.

So, what does this mean to us? What lessons can we take from his story?

For me, Gaudi’s story is about dedication and perseverance.

But what do many of us do?

We struggle to complete the tasks on our ‘to-do’ lists because things get in the way.

We want to give up on that 6 month project because we can’t quite see the finishing line ahead of us.

We don’t sign up for the big projects because we’re afraid of the commitment required.

Be different.

Be dedicated.

Be like Gaudi.

This post is part of my 60 day blog challenge.