Thursday, December 14, 2006

On Commitment

I have posted this before but tonight it seemed like time to do it again.

On Commitment

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always
ineffectivness. 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. The
whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner
of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material 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.’”

-from W.H. Murray, “The Scottish Himalayan Expedition”


lotus said...

Thanks for this, Hopey. The best example of commitment I can find in today's news is from London: Diplomat's suppressed document lays bare the lies behind Iraq war.

Spread the word -- let's NAIL these lying bastards once and for all!

op99 said...

Brilliant visual, HopeSAT.

Broadway Carl said...

I heard your callon the Mike Malloy Show the other night and came by to view you blog. Thank you. Hope you have a chance to read mine as well. I'll be coming over and visiting frequently. I'll also add you link to my page so the three people who read my blog take a look at yours.
Keep up the great work.

Anonymous said...

That was beautiful.