Quote for March 2000
"Until one is
committed, there is hesitancy,
a 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.
This is, that the moment one definitely
commits oneself, then providence
moves too. All sorts of things occur to help
one, that would never otherwise had occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the
decision, raising in one's favour all manner
of unforeseen incidents and material assistance,
which no man could have dreamed would
have come his way. Whatever you can do
or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and
magic in it. Begin it now.
(from The Scottish Himalayan Expedition).