If you build it, will they come? Maybe.
However, there’s another way the story has been known to play out.
If you build it, they will question you while you work and they will fear for your embarrassment the entire time.
Then once it’s built and you’re ready for them to come, your invitations may blend in with the junk mail and probably go unnoticed. So you’ll have to show up by yourself because that’s what builders do.
After you commit to showing up even when they don’t come, things will eventually begin to thrive. When visible success is evident, that’s when they will all start to show up.
Then they will ask why you never told them about it.
When this happens, don’t scold them. Just smile, shrug your shoulders, and say “I guess I must’ve been too busy building.”
Because after a while you just start to realize that the process of building is its own reward whether they come or not. You stop getting angry at the people who don’t show up and you begin to discover a sense of satisfaction that’s deeper than anything societal praise can provide.
What you build wont always be understood and appreciated right away, but being a deliberate creator still remains the best way to live a thrilling life. So if they come, then feel free to celebrate. If they don’t, keep building anyway.