Compromismo

by Mark Chmiel

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
Which would never otherwise have occurred

A whole stream of events issues from the decision
Raising in one’s favor
All manner of unforeseen incidents & meetings & material assistance
Which no man could have dreamt would have come his way

I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:
“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”

–adapted from W.H. Murray

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