Being in Bali means having a bathroom that is open to the elements. This also means sharing my lavatory with 8 legged insects that I am not super fond of. As I was brushing my teeth the last night I watched a spider working on it's web and though to myself "huh, I guess we're not so different, we're both designers and problem solvers"...
A spiders web is as intricate and fragile as a new business can be, the beginning (the centre) is a bit messy, but it's structure improves as the web grows. With the possibility of having it torn down unexpectedly in the night, the spider still works her butt off trying to get the web anchored to improve it's strength. Sure, in the beginning the spider might choose a bad spot to build which puts the web at risk, but there's always going to be some degree of risk isn't there?
Should that possible risk stop her from ever creating her web at all?
I don't think so.
I bet this spider has learnt from her mistakes. I bet she never spun a web in a silly place twice. This spider looked like a smart, hard working, seasoned-web-spinning-pro.
Perhaps as a young spider she had her web destroyed by an arachnophobic? I bet she would've worked all night to get it back up somewhere new, for minimal down time as not to miss out on potential catches.
I always make a point of finding the lesson to be learnt when my web gets damaged and things don't go to plan. I am quick to mend it and make it stronger. I am currently building my own beautiful and strong web to attract lovely things and wonderful like minded people...
What kind of web are you building? What can you do today to make it stronger? Do you really know WHY you're building it?