This is one of my favorite quotes on commitment.

“Until one is committed there is hesitance, 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 otherwise never 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 dreamt would have come his 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

-W.N. Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition, 1951

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Negative thoughts can be positive

Working with my clients, they often ask me how they can deal with negative thoughts. I am actually working on coming up with a new term or phrase for that. Because when you change your mindset around those thoughts, they can actually turn out to be quite positive. It’s how you react to them that makes the difference. #positivethoughts

For example, some thought comes over you. You’re not sure why, but it doesn’t feel good. Instead of trying to get rid of it, or avoiding it, try embracing it. Ask it, “Why is it appearing now?” Ask yourself, “What can you learn from it?” These thoughts are your subconscious, your instincts, trying to alert you to something. That’s ok, warning signs are often positive when you take that message and get into action.

Try it, practice it the next time what you perceive to be a negative thought comes over you. If you happen to come up with a better term for it, please let me know.