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While waiting for The Muse to return,   

I realized that finding some new horizons to conquer, or at a minimum, a new view, would assist in that process.

And so I recalled the well-known quotation below, which has become rather famous over the last seventy or so years, and is used extensively in many fields of endeavor, inquiry, and achievement.

I have personally found it useful to ponder it's rather simple meaning, when faced with what I perceive to be difficult actions I see that I must take.   


It also works in producing results as nothing else I have yet found.

Finally, it seemed to apply directly to my current situation, as it has done to all the other "situations" in which I found I was struggling.

Better yet, it works.



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, 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, magic, and power in it.'


Attributed to William Murray

of the

Scottish Himalayan Expedition

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