“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work. Instead, teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.”
This quote by Antoine de Saint-Exupery is the real secret to getting people to do things; motivating people; inspiring people into massive action; and creating a “movement”.
People who have created massive large scale success and “movements” such as: Ford; Steven Jobs, Elon Musk (Tesla), Mary Kay Ash, Gandhi, Disney, Richard Branson, Bezos (Amazon), L. Ron Hubbard, Yogananda, Gates, Zuckerberg, Dell, Edison, Muktananda, Mrs. Fields, Martha Stewart, Vince McMahon (WWE), J. K. Rowling, Rich Devos (Amway), Mark Hughes (Herbalife), Oral Roberts, Kenneth Copeland, Pat Robinson (Christian Broadcasting Network), Jim Bakker (Heritage USA), Bruce Lee, Jerry Falwell (Liberty University), Ray Kroc (McDonalds), Colonel Sanders (KFC) and many more all used this secret…
They sold the DREAM.
In order for them to sell the dream, 3 criteria had to be satisfied:
1.) They had to clearly define their dream in great detail.
2.) They had to have a dream so big that it would take 3 lifetimes to accomplish.
3.) They had to believe in the dream 100% (this translates into passion and confidence).
If you want to “build a ship”, sell people on the “magic” of sailing the sea.
Sell the “dream”.
Talk about how they will FEEL when they are sailing the world’s oceans and visiting the most exotic places on Earth.
Inspire them with the desire for the freedom they will have by living a “better life”.
Create a “longing” and an intense burning desire for the majestic oceans of the world and the magnificent, beyond words experience they will be enjoying.
If you are wanting to build a big business or large organization, consider this knowledge and truth and apply this concept.
“Movements” are created by rare “Leaders” who:
Have a clear and very specific SINGLE purpose
Have a HUGE dream that is bigger than themselves and will go on long after they are gone
Have a passion for their dream that has transmuted into a magnificent obsession and thus
they have 100% absolute knowingness that their dream IS going to happen, NO MATTER WHAT THE “FACTS” ARE or WHAT PEOPLE SAY.
This kind of leader is RARE. Less than 1% of the world’s population falls into this category.
You are probably NOT this kind of leader. Being this kind of obsessed leader is probably not your destiny.
You actually should be happy about that fact!
These visionary leaders are ridiculed, criticized and attacked beyond imagination.
They are called: arrogant; “dreamers”; aloof; domineering; crazy; delusional; unrealistic; prima donna’s; egotistical; know it all’s; not flexible; uncompromising; demanding; lunatics; liars; stupid; incompetent; frauds; scammers; crooks; greedy; money hungry; and much worse!
ALL the people I listed above have been called these things in actual fact.
So if you see someone with a big dream and is being called all these kinds of “names”, consider that you might just be looking at a true and real visionary!
Be happy that YOUR destiny is not to BE this kind of rare visionary leader.
Be happy that YOUR destiny might be to attach yourself to a visionary leader who DOES have these traits.
Then FOLLOW THAT PERSON! Be part of THAT dream and make it YOURS too.
Be part of the “team”, the “mastermind” of that visionary.
Doing so means you will be happy and fulfilled as you will be “swimming with the current” of your true purpose in life, instead of trying to “swim upstream” by attempting to be someone you are not.
Being “who you are” and “who you were destined to be” will put you “in alignment” and “in the flow”. This brings bliss within and a complete sense of satisfaction, joy, and fulfillment.
When you get into the “flow” of your life, I know I WILL see YOU at the TOP!
Consider these things.