Recipe for Initiative


“When your imagination suggests a proposition, consider well if it be worth doing; then, if you decide in the affirmative, bring to its achievement all the conquering energy of your will. Force the project to completion. Even when each individual cog and wheel in the domestic machinery threatens to throw up its job, don’t wobble. Don’t wring your hands and say, ‘I can’t!’ Just remember that you can if you want hard enough to do it.


“The simplest conception persevered in and wrought to a satisfactory conclusion oftentimes means the opening of an avenue of undreamed of and illimitable accomplishment. The most worthwhile achievements have often grown from a veritable atom of an idea and the thought, ‘I wonder if I could do it.'”

Josephine Story (a.k.a. Emilie Loring), 1919

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