Starbucks started to dispense free advice on the side of its coffee cups a number of years ago, in a campaign they titled “The Way I See It.” Anne’s words found their way onto cup #76, and enough people have asked me about it that I’m reprinting it here. I’m biased, but I remain grateful for the way she sees it:
The irony of commitment is that it’s deeply liberating – in work, in play, in love. The act frees you from the tyranny of your internal critic, from the fear that likes to dress itself up and parade around as rational hesitation. To commit is to remove your head as the barrier to your life.