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.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.
~William Hutchinson Murray
This quote gives me chills every time I read it. There is so much power in commitment. In making that bold declaration to the world about what we want. And I’ve experienced it many a time. That the moment I committed to something, all kinds of things ushered into my life that I would’ve never dreamt possible.
On the journey toward our dreams there is no time to waste. We either go for it full force or choose another direction. It’s as simple as that. I spent enough years in hesitancy to realize it does no good. Life is way too short to wallow in confusion.
If you’re unhappy with your life, just pick something. Anything. Don’t worry about whether or not it’s “right.” The discovery is in the doing. If you have a hunch about something, go for it. Your heart already knows the way. It’s probably been whispering its secret desires for quite some time. Honor that. It knows you better than anyone else.
Tame the dragons in your life. Battle your dream crushers with a warrior spirit. Mind your thoughts for they are the foundation of your destiny. But most importantly commit, for nothing can begin without that first step.
I’ll be taking a quick business trip this week and will be back next Monday with a whole new series.
Until then, happy dreaming!
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