Begin It Now

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. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.

[W.H. Murray]
The Scottish Himalayan Expedition
(There is some dispute over the accuracy of the Goethe quote used by Murray, for more information see here)

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No matter what your intentions, announcing them is an important step. I can say this with confidence based on many years of experience in business. 

From the time when I was a child, I was always telling people what I was thinking and what I wanted to do, and I was constantly being told that I talked too much. But the simple act of saying something is a way to gather energy towards you. Especially when you say something to other people, energy flows in your direction and helps you achieve your aims.

If you express your intentions, the realization of those intentions will follow. Of course, I'm not proposing that you make irresponsible statements - it's important to say what you really feel inside. Your word is your promise, so when you say something you must have the determination to commit yourself. Letting other people know your intentions also often leads to the arrival of required assistance from unexpected sources.

[Masaru Emoto]
The Hidden Messages in Water, p. 141-2


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