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Irrational commitment

“You can do anything if you have enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the yeast that makes your hopes rise to the stars. Enthusiasm is the sparkle in your eye. It is the swing of your gait, the grip of your hand, the irresistible surge of your will and your energy to execute your ideas. Enthusiasts are fighters. They have fortitude. They have staying qualities. Enthusiasm is at the bottom of all progress. With it, there is accomplishment. Without it, there are only alibis.”
— Henry Ford

A recent post on my favorite marketing blog by Seth Godin talks about “Irrational commitment“.

In this difficult economic period, as storm clouds gather and threaten to discourage people from following their dreams, it is time to be irrational and go against the conventional wisdom. Like the old business maxim “Buy low, sell high” – now, when the business cycle is slowing down, is the best time to launch your vision. In the next 12 to 24 months, you can test ideas, build your systems, create a strong foundation and be ready for the next upswing that will definitely happen.

Make an “irrational commitment” to success – a commitment based on passion and enthusiasm, and it will power you to create the future that you really want…

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