Action Has Magic, Power And Grace In It


“Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it. Action has magic, grace and power in it.” — Goethe

Goethe by Joseph Stieler
Goethe by Joseph Stieler

Do you ever find yourself saying this? I wish I could do that? I wish that I could go on that trip. I wish I could get a better job. I wish that I could find that perfect whatever.
When you wish, do you think that you can do what you are wishing for or do you think to yourself….fat chance?

Any time you believe that you can accomplish a task, go someplace special, or fulfill that wish, you must  prove that belief to yourself by taking the first step. Any action that moves you in the direction of your belief is very important for your overall success.

The end result of your wishes or dreams is down the road. Like any road, you can only see so far ahead. Focus on what is in front of you right now. Begin with one action. Just do something no matter how insignificant that action might seem to you. The fact that you decide to start something, and actually start, has power, grace and magic in it.

It’s like the universe releases all of the needed resources for you at just the perfect time. Without anyone understanding, things seem to fall into place with each subsequent action that you take.

Power…..Beginning something can make you feel that you are in control of your ideas or wishes. There is a sense of power over your destiny.

Grace…..Beginning something can make you feel blessed and fortunate.  Be grateful  for this feeling.

Magic…..Beginning something opens up a complete world of mysterious and unexplainable events and synchronicities. Coincidences with those who can help you start to happen. You find yourself in the right place at the right time.

I’m not suggestion that by simply starting something that the entire process will be easy peasy. Roadblocks will pop up and detours will need to be taken if you want to succeed. But, with every setback, another first step must be taken through or around whatever is stopping you from attaining your goal.

Go for it! Crank it up! Get’r done! Fire it up! Or as the running shoe folks say “Just Do It”!

Whatever you think you can do or believe you can do, begin it and watch the magic, grace and power that can only be found in ACTION.

What are you doing?



Note: I found two versions of Goethe’s quote. One included the word “power” and one did not. Whichever is correct is a mute point as both are inspiring, uplifting and just plain good advise. Now………………………………….go do something!

Trying to live in a better world.

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