Every so often I come across a passage or quote that kicks me in the bum and wakes me from complacency, laziness, or just daydreaming my days away. I won't spend much time commenting on this quote, because it communicates the idea better than I can. All I will say, is that when I have dived into something in a big way, big results have happened. When I have wandered in with no active decision or intention I got tepid results, bad results, or no results.
“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. 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 favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!”
*Daniella Bozzone is a writer, illustrator, and private investor. She lives in Tennessee with her husband and pets, and loves working for herself.