All that is composed will decay...

Before a step is taken, the goal is reached

Nov 24, 2011
未擧歩時先已到    Before a step is taken, the goal is reached;
未動舌時先説了    Before the tongue is moved, the speech is finished.

// from the 48th koan of the book The Gateless Gate or The Gateless Barrier (無門關) by Chinese Ch'an master Wu-men Hui-hai (Chin. Wu-wen kuan; Jap. Mumonkan or Mumon Ekai, 1183-1260) translated by late Zen master Katsuki Sekida (Two Zen Classics 26-137)