Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
The words we use to describe best practices tend to imply a long view: sustainable, ongoing, continual. Although it’s true that the best businesses grow over months, years, and decades, we can interact with the trajectory we’re creating in a given day, a given moment. When we take these two factors into account, the path we’ve chosen begins to emerge: we’re responsible for our long-term growth in each short-term situation.
What we need, then, is to skillfully and fully engage with both of these timelines. We need to have a long-term orientation and make it manifest every day. This is the work of instantiating a philosophy: the ...