Did you start yet? (referring to yesterday’s blog)
Did you take the first wobbly, scary, imperfect baby step? Baby steps count, you know. I was thinking more about this last night because in a couple of different areas I’m taking that ‘first step’ and as I do, I find confirmations abound, which give me momentum to keep going. It’s bizarre as I reflect on the unusual repercussions caused by my first steps! Which reminded me of the following quote by W.H. Murray which has impacted my life since the day I heard it.
“The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help that would never otherwise have occurred. A stream of events issues from the decision, raising unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets: ‘What you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.’”
One resolute and unbending decision is a powerful force. A single-minded commitment to take the first step, will topple one circumstantial domino after another, finally bringing you to the fulfillment of the vision in your heart.
How many times have you decided on an end result you desired; perhaps…becoming a foster parent, getting out of debt, homeschooling your kids, selling that extra gas guzzling car, going back to school to get a degree, taking a dream trip, helping the poor, losing that weight, fixing your marriage, giving away more money, starting a home business…and once you’ve taken that awkward and uncertain first step it’s as if the whole universe comes out to meet you with uncanny coincidences sent to assist you toward your goal?!?! Can I get an “amen”?! Even as I sit here typing this, I’m reminded of time and time again when I experienced this phenomenon!
I’ll be taking ‘first steps’ as long as I have breath in my body! I hope you will, too. It’s really the only way to live life to the full. #noexcuses #neversettle #chooselife