Burning the Boats

“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…Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power , and magic in it. Begin it now.” – Johann Wolfang von Goethe

Wow. Can you feel the intensity of those words? They are encouragement to go after what you dream you can do. One guy said that people make decisions by goals or by fear. If we do not have our goals in mind clearly, then we default to fear. Most of us are just real good at hiding that fact and embroider the lesser decision. We don’t go after what we really want then. Don’t compromise. Get clear on what you want. Then go after it. If you don’t have fortitude inside, be sure to hang out with friends who will encourage you in the way of your dreams, not reinforce your fears.

Published by Don Dalrymple

I partner with founders and entrepreneurs in startup businesses. I write and consult on strategy, systems, team building and growing revenue.

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