Wednesday, July 8, 2009

What a decision makes

Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.

- The Scottish Himalayan Expedition by
William Hutchinson Murray quoting Goethe

How many people in this world give up their dreams for senseless reasons? How many people never realise that magic is for them to create? How many never dare?

Far too many.