There is one elementary truth,
the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans:
that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence move too…
Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Begin it now. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A friend sent me this quote today. As serendipity would have it, it arrived just at the right moment. It made me realise that one of the biggest reasons I am not achieving my goals, fulfilling my plans, or reaching my dreams, is my fear of failure. It immobilises me completely and in the end, I do absolutely nothing.
The only way to get unstuck from this nothingness, is to act.
Remember, “the universe applauds action, not thought”. So, if an idea remains in your mind, it remains just that… a nice thought. If you do not act on this thought, you will never make it happen.
To counter being stuck in fear, I try my best to take at least one action step towards achieving my goals or dreams each day.
Every step I take is a test of whether I am truly committed to my dreams and whether I am attaching enough value, priority, and importance to achieving my goals.
I have always dreamed of writing a book that will impact people of multiple generations for multiple generations. In 2015, the year after I have sold my psychology centre called Bella Vida Centre, I took a major step and started writing my book, which was initially intended for my own family. After many months of writing and creating, I am ecstatic to say that it is now complete!
This week I am signing an agreement with the international publisher Wiley from New York, USA. They are to publish Passing the Torch: Transcending Family Wealth Beyond the Third Generation.
It involved perseverance, commitment, seeing the bigger picture, and of course taking action.