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Commitment – an Ingredient for Success

I have always loved this quote on commitment. The date at the bottom  indicates some things are constant through the ages.

”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 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 come his way.

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

Begin It Now.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (born August 28, 1749

2 thoughts on “Commitment – an Ingredient for Success

  1. Adam Robinson

    I think it’s also very important to mention that commitment is all about committing to something with the expectation that things could go terribly wrong, and stay committed nevertheless. It’s easy for people to say they’re committed if things are running smoothly (e.g. business / career / relationships / marriage) but back out or give up when they begin to experience struggles.

    1. Sue Post author

      Adam you have made an excellent point here. It is much easier to stay committed when things are going well and much more difficult when things are not so smooth.
      Thanks for the comment.

      Sue