Think small and act small and we will get bigger, think big and act big and we’ll get smaller.*
true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves too the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance**
Seth Godin asks the question, ‘Does an orchestra need an oboe?’^
Which instrument wouldn’t be missed next?
‘The little fillips, the extraneous extras, the indispensable nice bits – they count for more than we know.’^
Herb Kelleher built an airline on looking after its employees, telling them they mattered. He, and those around him, knew that if you look after your employees then you could trust them to look after the customers. And that’s what happened, year after year after year, until SouthWest Airlines were transporting more passengers than any other airline.
Each of us matters. The things we’re curious about and get interested in, they things we pursue with a passion and get to making, they all matter.
True competition is found in complementariness.
Think small and act small and the world gets bigger.
(*Herb Kelleher, quoted in gapingvoid’s blog: The way we fly – a tribute to Kelleher, co-founder of SouthWest Airlines.)
(**From Brené Brown’s Braving the Wilderness.)
(^From Seth Godin’s blog: Does an orchestra need an oboe?)