“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 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.”
–Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (although in this painting, he looks like he’s hanging back, not ready to leap at any new venture. Although maybe he’s just completed yet another of his materpieces, and is taking the opportunity for a well-deserved break.