Thursday, August 27, 2009

Genius, Power, and Magic

The conversation this afternoon went from compostable shoes to storytelling on the internets to oh shit moments to a metaphor about marathons to this...

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 events, meetings and material assistance which no one could have dreamed would have come their 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.”

A Scottish mountain climber named WH Murray said that.

I hadn't heard it until today.

But I think it goes in the relevant to everything category.

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