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.