So you hereby have our permission to bury the hustle. To put in a good day’s work, day after day, but nothing more. […] You can dare to be completely ordinary every now and then.
The opposite of conquering the world isn’t failure, it’s participation. Being one of many options […] is a virtue.
If you stop thinking that you must change the world, you lift a tremendous burden off yourself and the people around you.
As a general rule, nobody [at Basecamp] really knows where anyone else is at any given moment. Are they working? Dunno. Are they taking a break? Dunno.
[JOMO] Because there’s absolutely no reason everybody needs to attempt to know everything that’s going on [at our company]. And especially not in real time! If it’s important, you’ll find out.
You just can’t bring your A game to every situation. Knowing when to embrace Good Enough is what gives you the opportunity to be truly excellent when you need to be.
— It doesn’t have to be crazy at work, David Heinemeier Hansson and Jason Fried.