there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all aspects 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 issue from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no-one could have dreamt would have come their way.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Begin it now!
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1832)
Von Goethe, German poet, novelist, playwright, courtier, and natural philosopher, is acknowledged as one of the greatest figures in Western literature.
The above piece is a direct translation from the original German, and carries a powerful message about commitment.
Imagine if Thomas Edison or Alexander Graham Bell or Louis Pasteur had not been committed and just given up????