The moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sort 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, meetings, and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A paraphrase for the verse in Matthew 6 – But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
We like to think that some people have all the luck in the world. And not realising that for most of them, it began with a first step. This is not blind optimism. It’s moving forward with an epistemology of hope, the kind of knowing that transcends reason and history, to truly believe that “all things are possible”. Like a dear preacher once said, “Expect nothing but believe in everything!”
So if not now, when?
Now that all the crutches have been removed, I can go on to do the stuff that scares the shit out of me.