I was perusing and pursuing yesterday when I came upon something I wrote down five years ago. The short quote from Goethe “ Being BOLD seems to be a pretty big deal if you really are trying to CHANGE THE WORLD!” got me thinking about boldness. Where does being bold come from? The fuller text of JWG’s quote offers some insight. “Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back — Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that 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 that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” It seems boldness comes from commitment, from committing to oneself from Anglo-Fr. had commettement. The world-changing begins with you being fully committed, to yourself and to your plan, your dream. People who know they are remarkable see a whole stream of events unfold in front of them, not mystically but because by definitely committing they have their eyes and ears open to the abundance that surrounds them.
Commit to a dream today, be bold, be remarkable.