Personal Legend

I will have my first book published by my 40th birthday.

The German philosopher Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe said

“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.

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 favour 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, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”

The sentiment is echoed throughout Paulo Coelho’s ‘The Alchemist’; the King explains to the shepherd that once you discover your personal legend and actively choose to follow it, the universe will conspire to help you, though it will challenge you along the way, and as you become closer to your personal legend the challenges will become harder to overcome.

So; I have begun this blog in order to have a forum in which I can openly declare my intention to have a book published by my 40th birthday, thus giving providence and the universe ample opportunity, should they deem me worthy of their help.

Here goes…


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