Knowing that all those who “arrive” have to begin where they are I choose to begin now. At this moment, I will do something.
For too long, I have allowed fearful thoughts to dominate my life. Now I recognize fear as a misuse of the creative imagination that has been placed inside of me. In the past, I have allowed fear to shove all hope aside. No more! Fear no longer has power to stop me from doing what I know to be right and true. I am no longer afraid. I am courageous. Right now. I will do something.
The person who faces no hardships gains no strength. Though I do not look for hardship, I am grateful for its results, for I have grown mighty in soil mixed with troubles. My roots are now deep. My mind and heart have become powerful. A beautiful flower cannot be created without fertilizer. A dazzling gem cannot be polished without great friction. I have taken the fertilizer and the friction and am better because of it. Now it is time for me to do something.
I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I can do something right now. Never again will I allow what I cannot do to interfere with what I can. Circumstances are rulers of the weak. I am not weak. Neither discouragement nor despair will stop me form doing something and doing it now. I am strong-minded. I can make myself do something I would rather not do in order to get a result that I do want. I will do something. And I will do it now.
My life, which was once a question mark, is now a statement. Stormy seas do not scare me, for I am the calm of the storm. My past is behind me and my future is bright because I now know the secret of the present. I will do something and I will do it now.
Right now. I will do something for my family. Right now. I will do something for my friends. Right now. I will do something for those who do not even know my name. For my family, my friends, and the strangers of the world are valuable in my Creator’s sight. I will let them know that I recognize the fact by my actions. I now know that my smile, my words, and my attitude are actions. They are all under my control. I am prepared to run my race. I am ready to hit the mark. I will now do my part in restoring humanity to the pathway toward successful civilization.
I will do something. And I will do it right now.