I have the changed the front page and the structure of this site so many times because I cannot decide what I am doing and what it’s for. That is the problem; I don’t decide – instead I ‘hope for the best’ and I ‘see if it works out.’
What happens if you commit and you make a decision to do something and make a decision to make it work? I have no idea. Perhaps I’ll ‘just see if it works out..’
Until one is fully committed
there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back,
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 otherwise have never occurred.
A whole stream of events issue from the decision,
raising in one’s favour all manner
of unforeseen assistance,
which no man could have dreamt
would have come his way.
I have learned a deep respect
for one of Göthe’s cuplets.
Whatever you can do, or dream you… Begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
William Hutchinson Murray The Scottish Himalayan Expedition (1951)
The “Goethe couplet” referred to here is from an extremely loose translation of Goethe’s Faust lines 214-30 made by John Anster in 1835
That is what I going to find out.