Gregory Noack

brain surgeon and rocket scientist *

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Say it forward

This is a blog about telling stories that spread. Stories about remarkable products, remarkable people, and remarkable companies. And sometimes it's about people, places and things that aren't remarkable–but could be.

What are you waiting for?

Start.Wanna lose weight? Start.

Have a great business idea? Start.

Feel the desire to repair a broken relationship? Start.

Here’s your nudge. A quote from 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 and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, Providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets: ‘Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness had genius, power and magic in it.’ Begin it now.”

Start. And listen, to yourself. You might hear yourself say, “But they’ll criticize me.” “What if I fail?” “I don’t have time!”Every great artist, every successful entrepreneur, and every world-class athlete has heard that voice too. And they didn’t ignore it. They owned it and then they turned it upside-down, inside-out.

So when you hear it, and you will — talk to it, laugh at it, and let it know the gig is up. Take it out of the shadows and expose it — shine a light on it. Give it a name if you want. Dress it up and give it form.

Fear hates to be exposed.


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