“The first step: Don’t be anxious.
Nature controls it all.
And before long you’ll be no one, nowhere – like Hadrian, like Augustus.
The second step: Concentrate on what you have to do.
Fix your eyes on it.
Remind yourself that your task is to be a good human being; remind yourself what nature demands of people.
Then do it, without hesitation, and speak the truth as you see it.
But with kindness.
Without hypocrisy.” ~ Marcus Aurelius