Friday, August 20, 2010


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.
---– William Hutchinson Murray

1 comment:

  1. This just arrived in my inbox this morning, from Seth Godin's email list! I thought I'd add it to this post.... Enjoy!!!


    In search of a timid trapeze artist

    Good luck with that, there aren't any.

    If you hesitate when leaping from rope to another, you're not going to last very long.

    And this is at the heart of what makes innovation work in organizations, why industries die, and how painful it is to try to maintain the status quo while also participating in a revolution.

    Gather up as much speed as you can, find a path and let go. You can't get to the next rope if you're still holding on to this one.

    ---Seth Godin