Goethe on Commitment

Today a poem, from 18th century German poet, novelist and playwright, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe called “Commitment”.

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy,

the chance to draw back,

always ineffectiveness.

Concerning 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.

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 dreamt would have come his way.

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

Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Begin it now.

About the Author / Travis Carson
Travis Carson
Travis Carson is the Founder of Market Force. Having learned the guiding principles behind Market Force at the age of 19, Travis has used the material himself to help run four different companies, before moving into a training and coaching role in 2008 in order to share the material with others. Travis is a former nationally ranked junior tennis player, a seven-time nationally ranked triathlete, a three-time Ironman finisher and the father of four children.