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 intentions: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things begin to occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues form the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no person could have dreamt would have come their way.
If Margaret Mead, the American anthropologist, and the German poet, Goethe had been able to collaborate, they might well have written this:
Whatever you can do, or dream you can,
Begin it together with a small group of
Bold, thoughtful, committed citizens.
Never doubt that the genius, power and
Magic of such a group can change the world.
In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.