For me, when you start with a raw piece of dirt, or an old building, and you move through the design process, the budgeting, and then through the construction process, each step confirms the direction you've taken and moves you closer to the vision that you have of what the final product will look like.
Making it through the process, getting your permits, doing the groundwork, moving through each stage of construction, is a validation of your project vision. Each completed part of the process is rewarding as an accomplishment. And ultimately, you get to see the finished product. You get to see the fruits of your labor. That is the reward, and knowing that you had a hand in the creation.
There is tremendous satisfaction in making a tangible difference to review at the end of your day. Unlike office jobs which moves a pile of paper across the desk, the construction project team has made a significant change within the community as it works toward completion.
A great industry to become involved!