Work Your Dream
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. (Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 20th century French writer)
Sounds like out-of-the-box thinking, doesn’t it? We usually begin our construction projects by developing plans, hiring the workers, and overseeing the construction. But Saint-Exupery makes a challenging point. If we want people to join us in any worthy project, we have to help them imagine the desired result, planting the seed of hope; then, they’ll be ready to work.
A dream fulfilled is a tree of life. . . It is pleasant to see dreams come true. (Proverbs 13:12, 19)