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Boldness Has Genius

Are you sick of your own procrastiation? Does your motivation need a shot in the arm? Read this famous quote:

“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!

5) Repeat.

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!

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6 Responses to Boldness Has Genius

  1. San Diego Lawyer November 15, 2007 at 7:58 am #

    That’s a great quote… this is a great post to remind us that we all need to step up and be bold.

  2. sb dunks December 14, 2007 at 7:00 pm #

    It’s not hard to understand why procrastination is such a common problem for people. Learning some strategies to control procrastination can help make getting started less painful and reduce getting behind. Good time management doesn’t necessarily mean working harder or working more – it means working smarter.

  3. Sityodtong Muay Thai February 13, 2008 at 6:00 am #

    This is what I exactly need: Boldness!
    The first step always seems the hardest.
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. laptops for sale March 19, 2008 at 8:29 pm #

    I think this quote is great:

    Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.

    I’m often really bad at procrastinating, but more recently I’ve actually starting doing the things that I only thought or dreamed about a few months ago. If you have big dreams (like I do!) then you have to be bold.

  5. Fitness Advice April 18, 2008 at 2:44 am #

    I like this article because so many people are concerned with waiting before doing anything. I think Steve Pavlina put it best when he said that we should ready fire aim instead of ready aim fire. We tend to never get past the aim part. Like Nike, “Just Do It”


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