On commitment

I heard this on Radio 4 in early February this year.

It really struck a chord with me and so I thought I would share it with you.

I have always stuck to the mantra that “bold acts are the safest”. I read that many years ago on the Burma Memorial and I liked it then almost as much as I like this.

This is along those lines but goes further.

I told my pal LE about it and several weeks later he gave me a framed print of this on some fancy paper (see picture).

I now read it every day.

The Power of Commitment!

“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 dreamed would have come his way.

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

– J. W. von Goethe

On commitment

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