I'm sure you've heard this quote from Goethe before but take time now to read it again. And don't just read it... chew on it, mull it over, squeeze the juice out of it, drink it!
Few people are familiar with the full quote - here it is for you now so you can get, not just a fuller context, but insight into the genius that lies behind the often repeated last verse:
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back — concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans:
That the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.“
Mere dreaming can have you fooled. We dream of what we want and yet the very things we need to have happen DON'T happen because we've kept the dream inside our heads!
YOU have to manifest your thoughts. Place your dream in front of you - define the END you are aiming for, then TAKE ACTION.
Take the first step.
Sometimes the first step is to research - if knowledge is the issue.
Sometimes the first step is to write your commitment down - if motivation is the issue.
Sometimes the first step is to reach out to someone - if a lack of skill is the issue.
Define that first step and DO SOMETHING.
Then, ensure you hold you r dream before you daily. The NEXT STEP will soon appear and you'll then do what? TAKE ACTION again.
Persist in this way and you'll soon have accomplished amazing things.
BLOG Author: Pad
Pad is a Trusted Advisor to Business Leaders, performers and Entrepreneurs around the globe, teaching heart-centred principles of success and achievement.