[Continued from 1.22.15]...Every single person at that event was an entrepenure [all in tech]. As the night went on, there were more speeches and exercises, at one point each guest was to stand up say their favourite quote, and tell everyone a little about themselves. I immediately stopped serving, [I mean, you know how I feel about quotes] and listened. It's funny no matter how different their story was, their background, their experience, their net income - all the quotes seemed to tell the same story. One of the ladies mentioned my personal favourite piece written by W.H. Murray:
"Until one is committed there is 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 manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets: "Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. / Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."
I mean, how powerful is that last sentence. But it's true, the moment you decide to commit, like really really commit [committing does not mean talk about it a lot] life will help you. People will come out of the wood works in the most strangest ways. I can't help but believe it given my experience.
Anyways, I just thought I would share my night. x -C