The Power of the Force

August 22nd, 2005 by Steve Pavlina

The recipient of The Strangest Secret CD (see this post for details) was Anthony Salter, who shared his inspiring story The Power of the Force.

Anthony explains that when he confronted his fears and moved towards his goals with resolve and action, the universe helped make his dream a reality.

I’ve seen this same pattern countless times in my own life. It’s as if you first have to prove to the universe that you’re serious. When you reach the point of knowing that no matter how many times you get knocked down, you won’t give up, it’s as if the universe acquiesces and says to you, “Well, OK… if you’re serious about it, I won’t stand in your way. And here’s a little something to help you get started.” But if you want for the universe to make the first move, you’ll be waiting a long time.

My absolute favorite expression of the Power of the Force comes from the German philosopher Goethe (1749-1832) well… it’s complicated. (thanks to Tyrion for the correction):

Until one is committed,
there is hesitancy.
the chance to draw back,
always ineffectiveness
concerning all acts of initiative (and creation).

There is one elemental truth,
the ignorance of which kills countless ideas
and splendid plans –
that the moment one definitely commits oneself,
then Providence moves all.

All sorts of things occur to help one
that would never otherwise have occurred.

A whole stream of events
issue from the decision,
raising in one’s favor
all manner of incidents
and meetings and material assistance
which no one could have dreamed
would come his or her way.

Whatever you can do or dream you can,
begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Begin it now.


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