“Deuparth gwaith yw ei ddechrau” is a Welsh Proverb that translates as “Starting the work is two thirds of it.” There is great truth in this statement for action often breeds enthusiasm, movement creates connection (involvement breeds commitment) and opportunity for serendipity to occur. I have found that if I can but motivate by self to begin, I frequently get swept up in the task and carried forward to completion.
“Well begun is half done.” – Aristotle, 384 BC-322 BC (quoted as a proverb so well-known even then)
“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 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. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” – William Hutchison Murray, 1913 –1996, Scottish mountaineer
“It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action.” – Al Batt
As always, I share what I most want/need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier