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The Magic Moment

[Orig­i­nal text by DeRose, trans­lat­ed by Fabs — I hope you enjoy.]
 
Every­thing in life has a mag­i­cal moment. If you let this moment slip by it will prob­a­bly nev­er do it. As the fore­fa­thers used to say of peo­ple who were deep in thought: “Those who think don’t mar­ry”. And they don’t mar­ry indeed.
 
There­fore, when the love of your life appears, do not think twice. Give your­self ful­ly, body and soul. Is there a pos­si­bil­i­ty of fail­ure? Of course. But there is also the chance you may become the hap­pi­est per­son in the world. You will nev­er know if you don’t see it through. Some peo­ple live behind walls, to avoid any pos­si­bil­i­ty of a bro­ken heart. They may indeed get what they want shield­ing them­selves. On the oth­er hand, they will nev­er expe­ri­ence moments of intense hap­pi­ness which only arise when you dive head first, when you sur­ren­der your­self and expe­ri­ence mutu­al trust.
 
This is true of all things. If you think too much, you will nev­er leave the mediocre job to become the mas­ter of your life. If don’t think too much, you will not feel the paralysing fear. When you act at the right time you will have the courage to let go of it all, risk­ing every­thing to change your pro­fes­sion. After you have tak­en the deci­sive step and changed careers, you will be so deeply involved with the project that there is no oth­er alter­na­tive but to win: the rear has been burned, there is no turn­ing back. That is how to win.
 
If you take advan­tage of the mag­i­cal moment you will change your life. If you don’t, you nev­er will change. But beware: this does not mean act­ing on impulse, or hav­ing irra­tional atti­tudes. It means sim­ply that when a real oppor­tu­ni­ty comes by, you should know how to grab it before it dis­ap­pears. The most suc­cess­ful peo­ple and the hap­pi­est peo­ple are those who know how to seize an oppor­tu­ni­ty.

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