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Mantrapreneur: “Boldness has genius, power and magic in it”

August 31, 2011

I love and live by this quote.  If I find myself not doing so, at any given moment, something is wrong or blocking me – most typically my own blocks.

While I and many others (ie – see the image I’m using in this post as an example) had typically attributed this quote to the famous author Goethe, it is in fact by William Hutchinson Murray from his 1951 book The Scottish Himalayan Expedition.  Either way, it is beautiful!

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. 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 dreamed would have come his way.

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

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  1. October 11, 2011 1:51 pm

    Arman, Stephan Said, singer/activist here, you might know my work, I had major antiwar anthem, first song re Arab Spring and now Wall St., have been on NBC< Talk of THe nation, Democracy Now this morning, Iranian.com, PRI/BBC… would like to talk to you asap. we're about to go live with a website difrent.org that features the best in music and culture for a better world and want to link to your video with Jeff Sachs. In a couple days at launch time there will be iviews with Amadou and Mariam, Vieux Farka Toure, Vusi Mahlasela, Warren haynes and more going live.

    • October 13, 2011 8:15 pm

      Hello Stephen,
      Sure you can use the video. If you can just credit it to “Anar Studios”, my fledgling production company, that would be great. You have the link on YouTube. Let me know if you need anything else – like the raw video file, etc. I’m very interested in learning more about your new site! Send me whatever information you can to arman.rousta@gmail.com. Keep up the great work!

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