Contributed by Noreen Sumpter, The Self-Esteem & Confidence Coach


Goethe, I love Goethe. Who is this Goethe person you might ask? He was born in 1749 in Frankfurt, Germany and died in 1832. He was one of Germany’s most influential writers.  He was lauded as the prince of German Poems.

Goethe: Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness concerning all acts of initiative and creation.

Coach Sumpter:  Until one is confident, no action will be taken and no results will be gotten.  You would never know what could have been, always living in regret about the things you woulda, coulda, shoulda done. Your regret will turn into resentment, anger and boom! You’re stuck not going forward.


Goethe: There is one elementary truth – that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans – that the moment one definitely commits oneself then providence moves too.

Coach Sumpter: Until the moment you detach from the internal, repetitive conversations that you wallow in, nothing will happen.  Your life will remain on autopilot that will drive you to make yourself wrong. When you let go and detach from these old ideas, all things become possible. You will think of solid actionable ideas.


Goethe: All sorts of things occurred to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.

Coach Sumpter: We are always in creation.  However, with creation comes the feeling of fear.  With fear you’re always aware of the bad things that can happen. You wind up always talking about what you do not want instead of focusing on the things that you desire.  Focus on what it is you want and don’t ever focus on what you don’t want.


Goethe: A whole stream of event issues from the decision raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material substance which no one could have dreamed would have come your way.

Coach Sumpter: Ideas, thoughts and then confidence start to unfurl because you are out of your head. Fear no longer has a grip on you.When you take action and say yes to your desires, the games you are playing disappear. When you share your desires, you get excited and your faith in your thoughts, ideas and life becomes strong.


Goethe: Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.

Coach Sumpter: Your confidence, dreams and desires begin to take shape. They bring you back to life. You become excited about living.  You realize that lack of confidence and fear have no place in your life.


Goethe: Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Coach Sumpter: You become bold, exciting and attractive as you develop your confidence.


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