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Acting upon your ideas

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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The Doing Mindset > The Thinking Mindset

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John F. Kennedy

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."

Acting upon your ideas

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.

Being a Doer

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.

Peter Marshall

Peter Marshall

"Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned."

Embracing the action habit

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.

Dale Carnegie

Dale Carnegie

"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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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Whatever you dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now.”

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