June 15, 2014

the journey of a thousand miles

begins with one step.

or as William Hutchison Murray (Scottish author and mountain climber) said in his book, The Scottish Himalayan Expedition ...

 “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 that 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.”


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Take that first step and never look back!

J.L. Campbell said...

Thanks for dropping by the IWSG site and thanks for this bit of encouragement.

If we think about getting started, we never will. The thing is to just do it.