SF Cyclotouring

Ride reports and other ramblings from a San Francisco cyclist.


"Begin it"

Rack-fabricator extraordinaire Alistair sent me this quote a while back, when I was wavering, confidence-wise, in my ability to build a porteur rack during my week off. I really appreciated these words, and have been meaning to share them for some time...

Until you are committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, ineffectiveness. It is true: the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves. All sorts of things begin to happen to help you that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from that decision, raising in your favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which you couldn't have dreamt would come your way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets, which bears repeating: 'Are you in earnest? Seize this very minute. What you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.' - W.H. Murray, Scottish Mountaineer

Thanks again Alistair!!!


Blogger Mike said...

Thanks for posting that quote, Jim. That really hits home hard for me at this time as I commit to certain things at the shop.

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