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I am a localization manager/translator and intercultural consultant living in Berlin (Germany), passionate about languages, cultures, diversity management, dancing and good movies.  

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Mood: Being John Wayne

[A very young John Wayne]

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.
John Wayne [born Marion Robert Morrison, 1907-1979]

Fear is something natural, useful and understandable. To let yourself be ruled by fear is not. Living in a different reality or country by speaking another language, exposed to unexpected situations, misunderstandings and inconveniences that you are not able to handle well because too often totally unknown, awakens fears that are part of you, that are deeply inside of you even if you don't know it. Or you just didn't it since now.

At that moment, when fear is knocking on your door, you have to decide very quickly if you want to be John Wayne or John Doe. Then, and only then, you can open the door and live the life you chose for you.

ps. Too much time without posting, I know. But I'm back.

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