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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 not otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man would have dreamed would 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, magic, and power in it. Begin it now.”
Steven Pressfield, The War of Art, quoting W.H. Murray, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition
One year ago I cast a decade of fear aside and started on this journey. Regardless of how long that journey is, one thing is for certain: the sooner you start, the sooner you will arrive. As I continue my writing march forward, I encourage you to follow my lead but don’t be like me: find your path and face your fear, but don’t wait to get started. Do it now.