Don’t loose it.

When everyone else is losing their heads, it is important to keep yours.

Marie Antoinette

The disgraced queen of France (born November 2, 1755) has fuelled the popular imagination for centuries and been the subject of countless books. There’s irony, of course, in this comment—since she was killed at the guillotine—but it remains an apt sentiment for today’s fast-paced world. Scholars consider her extravagant lifestyle a factor in provoking the unrest that led to the French Revolution (“Let them eat cake!” goes the legend). More than 200 years later we can still catch glimpses of her personality in bound volumes of her letters, which reside at university libraries.

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Commitment

Commitment.
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.
Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Begin it now.
Goethe.