Until One is Committed – Goethe

Until one is committed there is hesitancy,
the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.

Concerning all the acts of initiative and creation there is one elementary truth,
the ignorance of which kills the 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 and issues from the decision,
raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance,
which no one could have dreamed would come this way.

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

Goethe