Monday, January 21, 2008

Committed

"Until one is committed,
there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back--
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."

William H. Murray, The Scottish Himalaya Expedition, 1951

("...taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ...")

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