The same goes for us, whatever we do. Instead of pretending that we are living some great story, we must remain focused on the execution — and on executing with excellence. We must defer the credit or crown and continue working on what got us here.
… he overreached time and time again, until his real destiny was divorce, exile, defeat, and infamy. A great destiny, Seneca reminds us, is great slavery.
… writing not far from where Bill Walsh practiced the 49ers — we need to “keep our identities small.” Make it about the work and the principles behind it — not about a glorious vision.