“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Begin it now.”
“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 not otherwise have occured.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man would have dreamed would come his way.”
This has been true for me many times in my life. I found these quotes for the first time after my mother died, amongst her papers. Sometimes when I feel afraid to try something new I re-read these words and gather the courage to take a risk or follow a dream. A nice gift from my Mom.