Until One is Committed

Until One is Committed

~ Johan Wolfgang von Goethe ~

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy,
the chance to draw back.
Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation),
there is one elementary truth,
the 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.

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  1. “ Until one is committed” , by Goethe is one of my favorite writings by him. I find it to be so encouraging, uplifting and inspiring. Thank you for sharing it and thank you for all the good work you are doing in the world!
    Many blessings,

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