Friday, August 18, 2006

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

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!' Begin it now.”

This is my favorite inspirational quote. I always thought it was Goethe, but someone else may have said some it before him. Oh well, it’s good just the same.

I’ve always been timid and lacked self confidence. I hated that! So I started to just pretend I could do something even though I was afraid. “Fake it till you make it” I guess. It works!

I’ve had so many diet failures over the years that I hesitated to sign up for Jimmy’s 30-in-30 challenge and make that commitment. I didn’t think it through – I just acted. Now I’ve met others doing the challenge who struggle just like me. I’ve told some of my friends and family that I’m doing this challenge and they help me by bringing low carb treats to parties (tomato slices with goat cheese, mmm), choosing restaurants with healthy food and doing activities like hiking and bike riding.

Here is the full quote:

"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. 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 have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now."

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