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Boots on the Ground

I just snapped at good friend who has been sending me links to online "abundance" seminars.  I snapped because I was busy - and the one she had just sent me needed to be listened to immediately before it was pulled off the web. And I also snapped because I know of only two things that work to help bring a person abundance. 

These two things are 1)  Making a decision to do the thing that you dream of doing, the thing you know you are "meant" to do.  2)  Putting your boots on the ground each and every day to do that thing to the best of your ability, with respect for yourself, your vocation, and the people that you work with - and lastly, if there is a third thing it is 3)  Putting your boots on the ground each and every day to whatever it is that you have decided to do.

So, I was reminded of the quote I was given on the day I first learned Reiki, at the time I thought it was a Goethe quote, but as it turns out - it was an amalgamation quote.  The first part of the quote is by William Hutchinson Murray, who wrote a book entitled "The Scottish Himalayan Expedition."  about the Scottish Himalayan expedition to climb 9 Himalayan Peaks.   They only managed to climb 5 - but they lived, and that's a BIG success story.  In any case, here is Murray's quote:

“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."  

Murray then states that he has learned to respect the following quote by Goethe:

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.

   Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!”

Now, Goethe may or may not have written that quote - but this quote is absolutely one he did write, and the general feel of it is why I snapped today.

Enough words have been exchanged;

now at last let me see some deeds!    (Goethe, Faust I)

And I feel this request is true, and necessary, for so many of us.  It's time to DO, not talk about doing, wonder about doing, consider, consult, and complain about doing.  It's time to stop worrying about what other people will think of you if you do your thing, and it's time to stop expecting or requesting other people to do your thing for you. 

It's time for putting your boots on the ground.

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