Friday, January 18, 2013


Commitment matters. Especially to the pig! The bacon and eggs breakfast story goes: The chicken participates, the pig is committed.


Joy, love, creativity, compassion and success all flow from commitment. But it doesn’t have to be like the pig’s commitment. What good is it if I’m constantly stressed out, debilitated or dead. Balance. The idea is to experience joy, love, creativity, compassion and success and commitment. Both/and, not either/or. “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it,” wrote Goethe. “Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.”


“Until one is committed,” wrote William H. Murray, “there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of kills countless ideas and splendid plans—that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the Providence moves, too.


“All sorts of things occur to help one that would never have otherwise occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner unforseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no [one] could have dreamed would have come their way.”

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