“Whatever you can dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Goethe
Good morning! I have learned from my own experience that there is great truth in these words. Many times we will analyze and ponder and weigh our options-but what we end up doing is creating a barrier toward action.
When we know in our heart something is right (it aligns with our core values) sometimes we have to just take the leap. Interestingly, I have become quite good at this leap. And guess what? My wings have never failed me. There have been times where I was falling so fast I was convinced that I would hit ground, but sure enough, those wings would come just in the nick of time.
I was talking with a friend the other day about risk. He commented that I seem to take a lot of risks without fear. When I reflected on our conversation later that evening, I realized that to me, not taking risks is what is scary. Being in that place where we eternally ponder what might happen is where I feel fear.
The reason that risk is not so scary to me is that I have tested my wings and I trust them. And it’s amazing what happens the first time you “free-fall.” As Goethe writes – “Boldness has genius, power and magic within it.” When we remove the doubt and questions and the “what ifs” by jumping, we immediately move to the “what now..” state. And within that state we discover our own boldness, power and genius that we can’t find in any other place. It is there within each one of us. And the first time we meet those qualities within ourselves, our life begins to change for the better.
Your Turn: Is there something in your life you have been pondering that aligns with your core values? Instead of dancing on the edge, try jumping. Trust yourself. Commit to yourself. Find your wings.
Today’s Affirmation: Everything I need to be successful, is already within me.