The Journey is the Destination
As with them, so it is with us. We start projects with hopes of eventual rewards, knowing there will be challenges, hardship, and unanticipated risks. Some people live within projects, such as project managers, consultants, and many automation developers. They are on a perpetual journey; their destinations only product waypoints along the path. Such road warriors lead others with their methodology as a map, experience their compass, and development tools the means by which they travel. When asked, these people set course to where the organization tells them, unconcerned about where they will end up. Project oriented folks are experts on the journey. They find and manage the risks, steer clear of hostile territory, while driving the team toward goals and objectives.
Plimouth Village is one of the places government began to take root in the New World. Although half the population perished in the first few years of the settlement, pilgrims lasted chaos and certain self-destruction through unified governance of their principles, survival approach, and sense of community. They adapted to each season, developed coping strategies from lessons learned, and helped each other as needed. Each person specialized in trades essential to establishing their colony, such as child rearing, farming, and fishing. They were a team!