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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.

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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

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.

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.

Being a Doer

It 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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You have the power to close the gap between where you are now and where you want to be.

You don’t win by sitting on the fence. You succeed by getting your hands dirty. There are no shortcuts to progress or mastery.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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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The problem with big goals

... 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 ...

Tom Clancy

Tom Clancy

“An overnight success is ten years in the making.”

There are no “overnight successes”

There are no quick hacks that bring faster results.

Every incredibly successful person you know today has been through the boring, mundane, time-tested process that eventually brings success. 

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We control our actions, but the consequences that flow from those actions are controlled by principles.” -  Dr. Stephen R. Covey

The basic form immediate behavioral change:

Understanding and feeling the consequences of our behavior. Our actions don’t offer imediate feedback, so principles are important in recognizing the consequences of certain things without waiting.

Normalcy bias:

Underestimating the possibility of disasters occurring. People incorrectly assume things will be as they have always been. Thus, they don’t have an urgency to prepare for the worst. The solution:  practical or defensive pesimism.

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