“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.” – Goethe or was it someone else who said this?
Regardless of who said this, here are your instructions for success today:
1)Read this Goethe Quote and memorize this part: Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now!
2) What is the difficult thing you’ve been postponing?
3) Decide what you can do today to move things along on your goal. JUST ONE.
Examples: make a call, schedule an appointment, prioritize the parts of the project, delegate a task, get out of your chair and talk to colleague you need info from, break off an engagement, tell someone you’ve changed plans, go walking, do 10 pushup & 10 situps, smile, laugh.
4) Do it!
6) 15 minutes before quitting time, close up shop and enjoy the rest of your day/evening. Acknowlege your success to yourself or with a friend, no matter how small it may seem. Celebrating success will perpetuate success.
7) Repeat tomorrow.
May the force be with you!