Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe, 1749-1832, Poet, Lawyer, Playwright.
His masterpiece is the well-known play –Faust.
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. 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 favour 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,…. begin it! Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Change /Choice / Decision
I used to say, “I sure hope things will change.” Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change.
Don’t say, “If I could, I would.” Say, “If I can, I will.”
It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off! You cannot make progress without making decisions.
We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation.
If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.
– Jim Rohn
Don’t become a victim of yourself. Forget about the thief waiting in the alley; what about the thief in your mind?
It is not what happens that determines the major part of your future. What happens, happens to us all. It is what you do about what happens that counts.
You say, “The country is messed up.” That’s like cursing the soil and the seed and the sunshine and the rain, which is all you’ve got. Don’t curse all you’ve got. When you get your own planet, you can rearrange this whole deal. This one you’ve got to take like it comes.
Walk away from the 97% crowd. Don’t use their excuses. Take charge of your own life.
Take advice, but not orders. Only give yourself orders. Abraham Lincoln once said, “Since I will be no one’s slave, I will be no one’s master.”
You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of. You don’t have charge of the constellations, but you do have charge of whether you read, develop new skills, and take new classes.
Your paycheck is not your employer’s responsibility, it’s your responsibility. Your employer has no control over your value, but you do.
– Jim Rohn