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John F. Kennedy

"There are risks and costs to a program of action. But they are far less than the long-range risks and costs of comfortable inaction."

JOHN F. KENNEDY

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"Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy."

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This requires a lot of discipline, commitment and risk-taking, but it's the only way to make progress.

If you are not daring and focused enough, you can never get past the “thinking” stage of getting work done.

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Actions you take beat life-changing intentions. Not doing anything is the same as intending to do something but never actually doing it.

Also, thinking about doing something is more exhausting than doing.

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Results come to those who act upon their plans, not to those that spend most of their time seeking the right way to do it.

When it comes to goals, projects, and other to-do items, it’s easy to get stuck too long in the thinking and planning phase. And unfortunately, most of them will never be done.

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Moving from thinking to doing

It's easier to spend time picturing our goal or what a project is going to be like than to actually do the project. We tend to value the thinking mindset more than the doing mindset.

Results come to those who act. Just being willing to sit down and apply yourself, however tiny, will give you greater returns.

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Aristotle
“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them.”

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... is that they can be intimidating. They can paralyze you into inaction.

The big picture can be overwhelming, but in little parts, it seems achievable. Every step forward brings you closer to a goal. Consistent action coupled with time guarantees lasting progress.

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