The Student asked Goethe: Any other advice you would give to young people?
Goethe replied: Until one is committed, there is hesitance, 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 splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never have otherwise occurred, a whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings, and material assistance, which no man would have dreamed could have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.