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. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.
Here’s another one, this from Anne Lamott (author of Bird by Bird), to get you off on the right foot in the new year:
To be engrossed by something outside ourselves is a powerful antidote for the rational mind, the mind that so frequently has its head up its own ass.
Don’t get caught up in the hustle and bustle. Slow down, and when in doubt, take a few hours to eliminate the unimportant. Focus on less and you’ll have – and be – more. May 2007 be your best year yet! Whatever you’ve been dreaming of and putting off, do it. Fortune favors the bold.