Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Until I really commit to something I find I can always make excuses for not pursuing it, not taking action, not pushing myself to go for it. I justify these excuses because I haven’t committed to anything. But as Goethe wrote, “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back…”. Push yourself, strive to achieve new things, don’t let complacency or fear hold you back. Follow your heart, your dreams, your wild ideas, your sensible ideas. Just make sure you commit if you really want to achieve something.

“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, 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.”

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One thought on “Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  1. lifeofalaidbackfool

    Reblogged this on Stumbling Through Life and commented:

    Until I really commit to something I find I can always make excuses for not pursuing it, not taking action, not pushing myself to go for it. I justify these excuses because I haven’t committed to anything. But as Goethe wrote, “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back…”. Push yourself, strive to achieve new things, don’t let complacency or fear hold you back. Follow your heart, your dreams, your wild ideas, your sensible ideas. Just make sure you commit if you really want to achieve something.

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