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Forum Post: What if we who support the Occupy movement truly committed? When we commit, truly commit, providence moves too.

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 22, 2012, 9:55 p.m. EST by therising (6643)
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"Until one is committed, there is a hesitancy, 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 never otherwise have occurred.  A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manor of unforseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would come his way.  Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.  Begin it now."

~ Goethe

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[-] 2 points by Marlow (1141) 2 years ago

Ok.. Love that quote... and it Fits perfectly for the Movement.. That Said,

Would you all Please get this Petition out to others for Signatures that i have Passionately Worked on for Years?

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/8/stop-the-corruption-on-wall-street/

( Sorry, but i have to send this in by April.. and i haven't gotten it out to the Public very well. I need all the help i can get :o{

[-] 1 points by infonomics (393) 2 years ago

I refused to sign the petition because of the political advertisement attached at the end.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20534) 2 years ago

Nice, therising.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

Cheers beautifulworld

[-] 2 points by ThunderclapNewman (1083) from Nanty Glo, PA 2 years ago

Inspirational!

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

We need to set ourselves up to benefit from the Goethe phenomenon too. We have to commit fully. Then providence will move...

[-] 1 points by ThunderclapNewman (1083) from Nanty Glo, PA 2 years ago

Please see my posts in "They keep hammering away at this issue" thread by GypsyKing

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

Can you copy the best couple here?

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

In order to benefit from the Goethe effect, we must commit fully.

[-] 1 points by nomdeguerre (1775) from Brooklyn, NY 2 years ago

Amen. Our commitment to building/rebuilding/building-better a society based on meeting human needs, not governed by corpoRAT greed, must be absolute.

[-] 0 points by economicallydiscardedcitizen (761) 2 years ago

Great quote and applicable to OWS. Similarly in sales training there's an old example about commitment citing Ham and Eggs that asks 'Which is more commited, the Ham or the Eggs?' (since the Ham/Pig gave it's life to make the meal, well, you get the picture.)

A wholehearted and focused effort towards a list of specific issues will get results; petitions are a great part of that effort alongside bold actions.

[-] 1 points by therising (6643) 2 years ago

Yes! When we commit, providence moves too!

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (28261) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Very nice.

Good food for thought and introspection.

Yes many possibilities are not realized for the lack of one thing.

Taking the 1st step.