"If you want to build a ship... teach [people] to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Shipping
"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
~ Antoine de Saint Exupéry
Joyce Park I think we're gonna need a bigger boat.
I know, right? The actual wood stuff will be handled by Foxconn.
You are responsible for your ties: those you grasp, those you strengthen, those you weaken, and those you let go.
That's so beautiful and NTM (new to me)... thank you! :-)
Great quote. I like that it focuses on the longer term, and prioritizes motivation and passion instead of tasks. It also aligns perfectly with a lot of the research on motivation.
Is longing for immensity a type of motivation?