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The Moment One Commits, Providence Moves Too

This line is from my favourite quote by Wolfgang von Goethe. It’s about making decisions and then trusting in providence. What is providence, then? It’s defined as divine guidance or care.


I like to listen to and rely on the ideas and answers that come to me from eternal wisdom, my own inner wisdom, which some call divine guidance. I like to say that we are all always being cared for.


The thing is that we can’t be passive, we can’t just sit and wait for it to come. What it took me a while to figure out is that it first required me to be clear, to decide, to make a choice.


If I’m not sure what I want, providence can’t work. It simply doesn’t know what to bring me.

On the other hand, when I’m sure, things come to me in miraculous ways. I recall once being offered a role that I didn’t want. I was afraid to say no, but I knew it wasn’t what I wanted. So, I screwed up my courage and I said no. And then I named the role I wanted. It didn’t exist, they told me, and there were no plans for it to exist. I still said no. I was sure, I was clear, I had made a choice.

And four months later, the role was created, and I got it! I was committed and providence moved.

 Try this ONE thing

If you aren’t sure, if you don’t know what you want, then it’ll be hard for you to get it. Spend your time figuring out what you want to commit to, and then let providence move.


Considering coaching? I have no coaching approach. Transformation is the only objective. We work on the lies, the self-deception, and the fears in you about money, and about the power you perceive to be outside yourself in other people. We work on your difficulties in making decisions and your inability thus far to make bold choices in life and to follow through and trust yourself completely to do so.

The irony for some people is that the very thing that they want the coaching for (an indecisive, half-hearted life) is what’s keeping them from deciding whether to get coaching.

When you’re ready you’ll reach out @ Meanwhile, enjoy the blog!

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