On Commitment

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creativity 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, 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.’”

— W.H. Murray
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  • http://repairerofthebreach.wordpress.com/ Michael Holmes

    Good stuff as always Mike!

    Be blessed!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/patriciazell patriciazell

    I wonder what would happen if we would commit to love God with everything we have, to love all those around us and ourselves, to choose life and blessings and not death and cursings (Deuteronomy 30:15-20), and to seek God's knowledge, understanding, and wisdom. I wonder what our world would look like. Why don't we begin today?

  • http://www.connectwellconsulting.com M Diane Vogt

    I've always loved this quote. I believe it absolutely. Thanks for posting it and reminding me.

  • Nico Bacay

    Thanks for the post. This one is so true.

  • http://uma-maheswaran.blogspot.com/ Uma Maheswaran S

    True. Committment increases consistency in us.

  • http://dalemelchin.wordpress.com/ Dale Melchin

    This is great, I am swiping it reposting and I will credit both sources! :-D

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