Passion at the Core

Authentic Commitment

The crowning glory of success is the courage to always do the next right thing.

Courage is a three-letter word: YES. Opportunity does not come knocking — we must do the asking, seeking, and knocking (ASK) to receive answers, to discover hidden wealth, and to have doors of opportunity swing wide open.

The road to success is paved with “mistakes” — because we’re learning and growing. A mistake is not a failure — if a lesson is learned. Look at the word itself: mis-take. Think of the adventure this way: We simply missed the bullseye of the (target, chances) opportunities we take to learn and grow.

Those individuals with no mistakes experience no growth. While we may pity the timid souls, let’s dream big and take action to experience all the magic of an extraordinary life.

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
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 person could have dreamt
Would have come their way.

I have 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.

Begin it, now.

W. H. Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition