One of My Favorite Poems

This comes from an anthology by Robert Bly, James Hillman, and Michael Meade called The Rag and Bone Shop of the Heart.

Credit to W.H. Murray

Until One is Committed

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 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, begin it.
Boldness has genius,
power and magic in it.

I’ve found this to be true when it comes to my career, exercise, and school.
Give it a shot~

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