Until one is committed, there
is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
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.
I have learned a deep respect
for one of Goethe's couplets:
"Whatever you can do, or dream
you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."
The Scottish Himalayan Expedition