Boldness Has Genius…

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back — concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that 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.

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

~ Partly by Goethe

Big thanks to my friend Steve Kroeter for sharing this powerful quote with me.

5 Comments leave a comment below

  1. This is just beautiful.

  2. Wonderful but not Goethe. The quote is by William Hutchinson Murray a Scottish Mountaineer. It’s been pinned to my inspiration board since the mid-80’s

  3. So wonderfully penned, I love it!

  4. I believe this to my soul. I don’t care who said it but I’m also pretty sure that it originated with Goethe.