What does the phrase mean “If You Build It, They Will Come”?

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  1. 1 Who does this phrase come from?

    The original quote is 'If you build it, he will come' was invented by Kevin Costner. It is a line taken from the movie 'Field of Dreams' in which Costner (played the role of Ray) struggles with the relationship with his deceased father.

  2. 2 How this phrase emerged?

    In the film 'Field of Dreams,' Ray was portrayed as a farmer who experienced some hard times. However, one day his inner voice haggled him and made him see the vision of building a baseball field on his cornfield. His inner voice made him realized and told him, 'If you build it, he will come.'

  3. 3 What does it mean ‘If you build it, they will come’?

    This phrase means your efforts will never get wasted. If you do your task efficiently or aptly, it may happen you could taste success after a certain period, but it is inevitable.

    However, if applied this phase in business during the 21st century, it may end in disaster as it is always recommended to work on the product’s market and then release it. Applying this phrase into these times can prove out to be horrendous.

  4. 4 Is the Field of Dreams a true story?

    Evidently, yes. It is based on a 1982 novel ShoelessJoe by Canadian author W.P Kinsella, the real story. That novel lets us know about the shoeless outfielder 'Joe Jackson' who died in 1951.

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