Monday, January 3, 2011

A Philosophy to Live By...

Words of wisdom, found on the office door of our favorite bakery, the Pagosa Baking Company
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all acts of initiative there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and endless plans.
That the moment one definitely commits oneself then providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one that would never have otherwise occurred.
A whole stream of events issue from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents, and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would come his way.
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

4 comments:

Teresa said...

This is such a wonderful quote and very true. I've seen it in my own life as I work to make my farm my livlihood. Hope you have a great 2011 no matter what you decide for it.

Claire the Shepherdess said...

So that's what I'm doing!!! I knew it was the right thing! ;-)

BlueGate said...

Ah, now see...you two are great examples of those fine words!

Laura at By the Bushel said...

just what I needed to hear. ... great!