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Leonardo Da Vinci

"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things."

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Don't over-plan and under-act. Thinking and planning are vital to your success, but action is even more important.

You can't get real progress if you don't take action. When you read a book or article on taking action, immediately apply something from it, even if it is small.

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Committing to action means you never stop pushing.

Think of something you can do right now to take even the smallest step towards achieving your most important goal. The answer should be something simple that can be done in the next 30 minutes. Then act on it immediately. Once you commit to getting started, momentum will carry you.

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Thomas Jefferson

"Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you."

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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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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."

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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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Taking action = eventual success

Inaction is the biggest cause of our failures and our miseries. If we could consistently do the things we know we should do, we would be more successful, and our lives would be better. Yet we struggle to take action.

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