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450 Powerful Take Action Quotes To Inspire You (2023)

1. “Get up and GO. Take the risk, take the gamble, take the first step. Take action. And don’t let another day slip by.” – Jocko Willink


2. Sometimes, the risk of failing can hold us back from taking action and moving forward. It is easy to become parlyzed by a fear of failure. Some are so scared of relapsing, that they don’t fully invest themselves in the recovery process. Others have already relapsed and as a result, don’t believe they are capable of healing from addiction. Although using substances after getting sober can be extremely dangerous and increase the chances of overdose, like in the case of Demi Lovato’s relapse, when one does occur, it’s how you respond that matters most. Learning how to respond to losses in healthy ways is a big part of recovery. Empower yourself by getting back up instead of allowing failure to defeat you. Work on constructive ways to approach potential failures. If you are afraid of relapsing, educate yourself on how to recognize signs of relapse, build a system of support and learn what to do in case one occurs. Although we will all experience failure, it is our resilience that determines the outcome.


3. “Luck and risk are both the reality that every outcome in life is guided by forces other than individual effort. They are so similar that you can’t believe in one without equally respecting the other. They both happen because the world is too complex to allow 100% of your actions to dictate 100% of your outcomes. They are driven by the same thing: You are one person in a game with seven billion other people and infinite moving parts. The accidental impact of actions outside of your control can be more consequential than the ones you consciously take. But”


4. A positive atmosphere nurtures a positive attitude, which is required to take positive action.


5. “Get up and go. Take the risk, take the gamble, take the first step, take action. And don’t let another day slip by.” – Jocko Willink


6. “We must be willing to make an intelligent compromise with perfection lest we wait forever before taking action. It’s still good advice to cross bridges as we come to them.”


7. “Self-distrust is good, but only if it leads to trust in God. Otherwise, it ends as spiritual paralysis, inability and unwillingness to undertake any course of action. ” — Alan Cole


8. “You are on your own. You are not protected by two tons of steel, rubber, foam padding and safety glass. Neither are you steering two tons of guided missile toward other cars, people and property. If you are prepared to accept the responsibility of your own actions, then motorcycling can be both safe and thrilling. Riding is an art as well as a craft and no amount of explanation can take the place of experience.


9. “No matter how bleak or menacing a situation may appear, it does not entirely own us. It can’t take away our freedom to respond, our power to take action.”


10. “You are one person in a game with seven billion other people and infinite moving parts. The accidental impact of actions outside of your control can be more consequential than the ones you consciously take.”


11. “Just identify the very first physical action you need to take, and do it.” - Steve Backley


12. “You can either take action, or you can hang back and hope for a miracle. Miracles are great, but they are so unpredictable.” – Peter Drucker


13. “You don’t need to avoid fear or numb yourself to it before you can take action. Instead, you must accept the fact that fear won’t go away and get used to it. Then, you must decide to take action.”


14. “Accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account for their daily actions.” – John Di Lemme


15. “Participate in your dreams today. There are unlimited opportunities available with this new day. Take action on those wonderful dreams you’ve had in your mind for so long.” – Steve Maraboli


16. “Once people stop making excuses, stop blaming others, and take ownership of everything in their lives, they are compelled to take action to solve their problems.” – Jocko Willink


17. You want to take action every day, not sit around waiting for something to happen.


18. “How to master procrastination… and take definitive action”


19. “Massive action is the cure all. Take massive action and effectively execute.”


20. Sometimes, we wish things could be different. Sometimes the way we live and work is not what we want it to be. But fear not, there are ways to make it better. Keep reaching for your dreams, and never stop taking action.


21. For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. – Mary Kay Ash


22. “The greatest risk is taking no action. My first commanding officer used to say, 'Always do something. Never do nothing.' Having a bias for action encourages you to take small risks early, which can keep things from escalating into situations of greater risk that are harder to deal with later." -- Jason Hardebeck, founder and CEO of The Foundery, Navy veteran


23. “You must set targets that are 10 times what you think you want and then do 10 times what you think it will take to accomplish those targets. Massive thoughts must be followed by massive actions.”


24. “It was very moving, very moving to see hundreds and thousands of people from all over America and around the world take to the streets to speak up, to speak out, to get into what I call good trouble, but to get in the way. And because of the action of young and old, Black, white, Latino, Asian-American and Native American, because people cried and prayed, people will never, ever forget what happened and how it happened, and it is my hope that we are on our way to greater change.” —on Black Lives Matter protests following George Floyd’s death


25. “Meet problems and obstacles as they arise. The test of a successful person is not the ability to eliminate all problems before he takes action, but rather the ability to find solutions to difficulties when he encounters them.” – David J. Schwartz


26. “Be objective. Put yourself in a glass tube and look at yourself as a disinterested third party would look at the situation. See if you have a weakness that you’ve never noticed before. If you have, take action to correct it.”


27. “I’ll just say, while we’re on the subject, I read his point about combating traditional threats. And I couldn’t help but think and hope that we’ve seen from other countries around the world, and I hope that our country will take action against Turkey and Azerbaijan for their unprovoked and deadly attacks on Armenians,” Belichick said. “We’ve seen that when a humanitarian crisis and things like that, like ethnic cleansing, go unpunished, that they just continue to happen. I hope that we can put a stop to that.”


28. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. — Conrad Hilton


29. Nelson Henderson is saying that the purpose of life is taking action for things that are greater and bigger than the self.


30. The future you create depends upon the choices you make and the actions you take today. – Roy T. Bennett


31. “Accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account for their daily actions. ”


32. “Professional Answer from Tom Wheelwright Taxes are a part of life. The simple question is whether you are going to use the tax law to make them a smaller part of your life, or do nothing and let them stay a huge expense. With a sound education on how the tax laws work coupled with better tax planning from a competent tax advisor who understands the laws, most entrepreneurs and investors can permanently reduce their taxes by 10 percent to 40 percent. And the money you save in taxes can be used to invest and build your wealth. So don’t wait. Take action now and learn how you can reduce your taxes.”


33. “When you start taking consistent action, you will see results.” Marie Forleo


34. “This book blew my mind. It’s a riveting read, full of instantly actionable advice—not just for high-stakes negotiations, but also for handling everyday conflicts at work and at home.” —Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of ORIGINALS and GIVE AND TAKE


35. Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all. -Norman Vincent Peale


36. “I ask the people of Connecticut for their forgiveness, I should have paid more attention to people around me and people that I trusted but I am sorry for my actions and take full responsibility.”


37. “Take big, audacious action in the direction of your dreams and do not let the fact that you’re wetting your pants stop you.” – Jen Sincero


38. “If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.” ― Victoria Moran


39. “Make decisions, set standards and take actions that will get you closer to becoming the best version of you and the person you were born to be.” – Ed Mylett


40. “It's up to me to make this a glorious Tuesday or not. I decide with my thoughts and the actions I take what kind of day this will be.”


41. “You are on your own. You are not protected by two tons of steel, rubber, foam padding, and safety glass. Neither are you steering two tons of guided missile toward other cars, people, and property. If you are prepared to accept the responsibility of your own actions, then motorcycling can be both safe and thrilling. Riding is an art as well as a craft and no amount of explanation can take the place of experience. ― Theresa Wallach


42. “Narcissists are consumed with maintaining a shallow false self to others. They’re emotionally crippled souls that are addicted to attention. Because of this they use a multitude of games, in order to receive adoration. Sadly, they are the most ungodly of God’s creations because they don’t show remorse for their actions, take steps to make amends or have empathy for others. They are morally bankrupt.”


43. “The difference between a thought and a decision is the immediate action you take.” Ed Mylett


44. “To stay both focused and consistent with the action you take, go smaller. Take it one day at a time and nothing more than that.”


45. “A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.” — Bo Bennett


46. “Those who only do what they feel like, don’t do much. To be successful at anything you must take action even when you don’t feel like it, knowing it is the action itself that will produce the motivation you need to follow through.” also “When you value your integrity at the highest level, living alignment with your word and following through with your commitments no matter what, there are no limits to what you can create for your life. However, when you make excuses, justify doing what is easiest, and choose the path of least resistance, you will live a life of mediocrity, frustration and regret. Live with integrity as if your life depended on it, because it does.” –Hal Elrod, Author, keynote speaker and success coach


47. My advice is to avoid that temptation. As the COVID-19 outbreak became real, our leadership team turned to the guiding principles we established years ago. While we’ve shifted priorities, adhering to these principles helps us remain disciplined and gives us a framework for decision-making. As a result, our franchise partners and team members understand and embrace the actions we are taking. A&W is weathering the crisis well because of that. I believe we will emerge an even stronger organization.” ~ Kevin Bazner, President & CEO, A&W Restaurants


48. “Participate in your dreams today. There are unlimited opportunities available with this new day. Take action on those wonderful dreams you’ve had in your mind for so long.”


49. "Participate in your dreams today. There are unlimited opportunities available with this new day. Take action on those wonderful dreams you’ve had in your mind for so long.”


50. Self care is equally important for those in dysfunctional relationships where addiction is a factor. If you are in a codependent relationship with an addict, it can be especially hard to focus on your own needs. Some even describe this relationship dynamic as addictive in nature. In codependent relationships, the addict’s needs are prioritized over those of the other partner. That partner may take on the addict’s problems, attempting to keep them safe, cleaning up their messes, providing them with financial support, and bailing them out of legal situations. However, in reality they are enabling the addict’s behaviors by removing the consequences of their actions.


51. "Taking positive action means having the courage to act when others might not.”


52. “Today is always the result of actions and decisions taken yesterday. Man, however, whatever his title or rank, cannot foresee the future. Yesterday’s actions and decisions, no matter how courageous or wise they may have been, inevitably become today’s problems,”


53. “People who neglect to make efforts or who don’t take any actions at all are always the ones who dream that someday they will suddenly become wildly successful.”


54. “Leadership quotes won’t get you anywhere if you don’t take action.” ~EverythingSupplyChain.com


55. “Love yourself. Enough to take the actions required for your happiness. Enough to cut yourself loose from the drama-filled past… Enough to move on.”


56. “Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take them closer to the fulfilment of their goals rather than all the other distractions that life presents to them.” – Jack Canfield


57. “The steps are: establishing a sense of urgency, creating the guiding coalition, developing a vision and strategy, communicating the change vision, empowering a broad base of people to take action, generating short-term wins, consolidating gains and producing even more change, and institutionalizing new approaches in the culture.”


58. “Courage is feeling fear, not getting rid of fear, knowing something is more important than fear and taking action in the face of fear.”


59. We want to take action out of the desire to contribute to life rather than out of fear, guilt, shame, or obligation. - Author: Marshall B. Rosenberg


60. “You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.”


61. “When confronted with two courses of action I jot down on a piece of paper all the arguments in favor of each one, then on the opposite side I write the arguments against each one. Then by weighing the arguments pro and con and canceling them out, one against the other, I take the course indicated by what remains.” – Benjamin Franklin


62. “The test of a successful person is not an ability to eliminate all problems before they arise, but to meet and work out difficulties when they do arise. We must be willing to make an intelligent compromise with perfection lest we wait forever before taking action. It is still good advice to cross bridges when we come to them.”


63. “We are so focused on figuring out the best approach that we never get around to taking action. As Voltaire once wrote, “The best is the enemy of the good.”2”


64. “Your right actions might hurt someone, so if required apologize for your right actions, but don’t stop taking right actions.“ – Amit Kalantri


65. “When people start limiting the amount of success they desire, I assure you they will limit what will be required of them in order to achieve success and will fail miserably at doing what it takes to keep it. This is the focus of the 10X Rule: You must set targets that are 10 times what you think you want and then do 10 times what you think it will take to accomplish those targets. Massive thoughts must be followed by massive actions.”


66. Money and power follow attention, so whoever can get the most attention is the person who takes the most action and sooner or later will get the most results.


67. “To achieve life mastery and be worthy of a life well lived, we must take action, ownership, and responsibility for our choices. Our date with destiny is not about reaching a final destination. It is about how fully we live the journey.” – Will Craig


68. “Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” ― Steve Maraboli


69. Luck is just one of the byproducts of those who take the most action.


70. “To put significance in our stories, we must also take action. Being passive may feel safe. If you do nothing, nothing can go wrong. But while inaction cannot fail, it cannot succeed either. We can wait, and hope, and wish, but if we do, we miss the stories our lives could be.”


71. “You have to make mistakes to find out who you aren’t. You take the action, and the insight follows: You don’t think your way into becoming yourself.” – Anne Lamott


72. Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.


73. “To have Faith in Christ means, of course, trying to do all that He says. There would be no sense in saying you trusted a person if you would not take his advice. Thus if you have really handed yourself over to Him, it must follow that you are trying to obey Him. But trying in a new way, a less worried way. Not doing these things in order to be saved, but because He has begun to save you already. Not hoping to get to Heaven as a reward for your actions, but inevitably wanting to act in a certain way because a first faint gleam of Heaven is already inside you.”


74. The economy you have is only limited by the amount of unreasonable action you take to create it.


75. “You are on your own. You are not protected by two tons of steel, rubber, foam padding, and safety glass. Neither are you steering two tons of guided missile toward other cars, people, and property. If you are prepared to accept the responsibility of your own actions, then motorcycling can be both safe and thrilling. Riding is an art as well as a craft and no amount of explanation can take the place of experience.


76. "I have made terrible mistakes that have hurt the people that I cared about the most, and I am terribly sorry. I am deeply ashamed of my terrible judgment and my actions.” – Anthony Weiner


77. “The event concept was sparked from a shared observation amongst these leading lifestyle brands that the economic rebound has spurred greater liquidity into real estate, the stock market is setting new heights and consumers are generally stepping out more for luxury goods and services. After many years of pulling back, it was fun to see guests flirting with temptation, whether that was a new home, a new car, a new look or just to learn more about the trends. Others were happy to take in all the action.” ~ Andrea Savage


78. When you realize you were wrong, take immediate action to make things right again because you never know the damage you’ve caused the person.


79. “A takeaway here is that few things matter more with money than understanding your own time horizon and not being persuaded by the actions and behaviors of people playing different games than you are. The main thing I can recommend is going out of your way to identify what game you’re playing.”


80. Accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account for their daily actions.


81. “The world behaves differently when I take action to go after what I want.” Price Pritchett


82. This quote highlights the inner strength that addicts and alcoholics working to heal from addiction possess. Recovery requires a person to take a deep look inside and confront their darkest fears. Recovering addicts learn to recognize personal weaknesses, rebuild damaged relationships, develop communication skills, ask for forgiveness, build trust and take accountability for their actions. Many people will never understand the daily work one must do in recovery.


83. “As members of the global community, it will be irresponsible of us to sit on the fence, panic, ignore facts, or fail to act. We need to take action now.”


84. “There is only one person to blame for this: me. I am the commander. I am responsible for the entire operation. As the senior man, I am responsible for every action that takes place on the battlefield. There is no one to blame but me. And I will tell you this right now: I will make sure that nothing like this ever happens to us again.”


85. “You become the sum of your actions, and as you do, what flows from that – your impulses – reflect the actions you’ve taken. Choose wisely.”


86. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit. – Conrad Hilton


87. “The goal of a leader is to give no orders,” Captain Marquet explains. “Leaders are to provide direction and intent and allow others to figure out what to do and how to get there.” And this is the challenge most organizations face. “We train people to comply, not to think,” Captain Marquet goes on. If people only comply, we can’t expect people to take responsibility for their actions. The chain of command is for orders, not information. Responsibility is not doing as we are told, that’s obedience. Responsibility is doing what is right.”


88. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton


89. “Here’s what I found: Men and women who live Wholeheartedly do indeed DIG Deep. They just do it in a different way. When they’re exhausted and overwhelmed, they get Deliberate in their thoughts and behaviors through prayer, meditation, or simply setting their intentions; Inspired to make new and different choices; Going. They take action.”


90. “Many people think they lack motivation when what they really lack is clarity. It is not always obvious when and where to take action. Some people spend their entire lives waiting for the time to be right to make an improvement.”


91. “It’s counterintuitive,” I said. “It’s natural for anyone in a leadership position to blame subordinate leaders and direct reports when something goes wrong. Our egos don’t like to take blame. But it’s on us as leaders to see where we failed to communicate effectively and help our troops clearly understand what their roles and responsibilities are and how their actions impact the bigger strategic picture. “Remember, it’s not about you,” I continued. “It’s not about the drilling superintendent. It’s about the mission and how best to accomplish it. With that attitude exemplified in you and your key leaders, your team will dominate.”


92. “If the leaders of organizations give their people something to believe in, if they offer their people a challenge that outsizes their resources but not their intellect, the people will give everything they’ve got to solve the problem. And in the process, not only will they invent and advance the company, they may even change an industry or the world in the process (just as an early version of Microsoft did). But if the resources are vastly greater than the problem before us, then the abundance works against us. Though it may take small steps to make a big leap, it is the vision of the big leap and not the action of the small steps that inspires us. And only after we have committed ourselves to that vision can we look back at our lives and say to ourselves that the work we did mattered.”


93. What is your focus this Tuesday? Is it on where you are today or is it on where you want to be. Take action to live your dreams, even it is only a little bit. each. day,. your. dreams. can. come. true.. Happy. Tuesday!


94. ”What’s keeping you from being rich? In most cases, it’s simply a lack of belief. In order to become rich, you must believe you can do it, and you must take the actions necessary to achieve your goal.” – Suze Orman


95. “Dreams don’t work unless you take action. The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them.”


96. Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. — James Clear / Atomic Habits


97. “For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.”


98. “Yes, a habit can be completed in just a few seconds, but it can also shape the actions that you take for minutes or hours afterward. Habits are like the entrance ramp to a highway. They lead you down a path and, before you know it, you’re speeding toward the next behavior. It seems to be easier to continue what you are already doing than to start doing something different. You sit through a bad movie for two hours. You keep snacking even when you’re already full.”


99. "A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided."


100. “Blaming others for how bad things are for you, keeps you in a non-resilient victim state in which you do not take resiliency actions.” Al Siebert


101. “Remember: if you don’t find risk, risk will find you. Take intelligent and bold risks to accomplish something great. Build a network of alliances to help you with intelligence, resources and collective action. Pivot to a breakout opportunity.”


102. “the better you think , the better decisions you make . the better decisions you make , the better actions you take . the better actions you take , the better results you get ”


103. Success is not something that happens to you. It’s something that happens because of you and because of the actions that you take.


104. “Life is too short to waste. Dreams are fulfilled only through action, not through endless planning to take action.”


105. “The most critical action leaders can take to promote diversity and inclusion over the long term is to model, through their actions, how to honor and respect the dignity of every single person. When a company instills a people-centered culture as the priority, it can leverage the strengths and voices of a diverse set of people in the development of strategies, products, and services. — David Dewolf, 3 Pillar Global.


106. “If you want to become a multi-millionaire in three years, no matter how much you pray and think positively, it will not happen if you do not take action.” – Robin Sharma


107. “Never give up. Have hope. Expect only the best from life and take action to get it.” – Catherine Pulsifer


108. “The actions you take come together to form your habits, and, this is important, your habits lead you to your destiny.”


109. “If you are to become more sensitive, you must be willing to take a risk. Take the initiative to find a need and take action.”


110. “Suffering drives progress.- The source of all suffering is the desire for a change in state. This is also the source of all progress. The desire to change your state is what powers you to take action.


111. “Success is not something that happens to you. It’s something that happens because of you and because of the actions that you take.”


112. “Every action you take is molding who you are as a person.”


113. “Personal growth begins with taking responsibility for your own actions and decisions.”


114. “If Marines told to obey their officer suspect for a second that the officer would avoid the truth or not take responsibility for their actions, simply to cover their own tail or make themselves look better, then the Circle of Safety shrinks and the entire fabric and efficacy of the group of Marines decays. The Marines are as good as they are not simply because they are big, strong and fearless. They are also good at what they do because they trust each other and believe, without a doubt, that the Marine to the left of them and the Marine to the right of them, regardless of rank, will do what needs to be done. This is the reason Marines are so effective as a group.”


115. “It’s impossible to walk on the beach without making an imprint in the sand and taking some of it with us. Life is very much the same. If we noticed this we might be more aware of our actions and words.” — Unknown


116. “Sorry is a small word for the huge mistake I’ve made. But I’m ready to pay the price for my actions—just forgive me.”


117. “Freedom is not a state; it is an act. It is not some enchanted garden perched high on a distant plateau where we can finally sit down and rest. Freedom is the continuous action we all must take, and each generation must do its part to create an even more fair, more just society.” —from Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change


118. “I don’t speak on it all, but I notice. These mental notes have always been on point, I’ve never been naïve. Don’t underestimate what I know just because I’m selective about what I share. People think that just because you don’t care to catch them in every single lie that you aren’t paying attention. That’s a mistake. I don’t play detective or set traps or any of that. Time reveals all, eventually everything comes to the light. Your actions dictate our relationship. I don’t keep people in my life who haven’t shown me they deserve to stay. The little things add up. Always remember that.”


119. “It takes courage to admit that we participate in killing, violence, and hate around the world. And once you face the truth, it is difficult to retreat back into a state of unconsciousness. Becoming aware of the truth requires action, and that is when the struggle begins.”


120. “It is easy to get bogged down trying to find the optimal plan for change: the fastest way to lose weight, the best program to build muscle, the perfect idea for a side hustle. We are so focused on figuring out the best approach that we never get around to taking action. As Voltaire once wrote, “The best is the enemy of the good.” I refer to this as the difference between being in motion and taking action. The two ideas sound similar, but they’re not the same. When you’re in motion, you’re planning and strategizing and learning. Those are all good things, but they don’t produce a result. Action, on the other hand, is the type of behavior that will deliver an outcome. If I outline twenty ideas for articles I want to write, that’s motion. If I actually sit down and write an article, that’s action.”


121. We are so focused on figuring out the best approach that we never get around to taking action. — James Clear / Atomic Habits


122. “It takes courage to take action to achieve your goals especially when others doubt.” ― Catherine Pulsifer


123. “the thoughts you think and the actions you take in the first ten minutes after you wake up have a very marked effect on the rest of your day.”


124. “Almost every problem people face in their careers and other aspects of their lives such as failed diets, marriages, and financial problems are all the result of not taking enough action.”


125. “Admitting a mistake is not a weakness; on the contrary, it shows an openness of your heart. It takes guts to say sorry. Only a strong and well-balanced individual with clarity of mind can do so effortlessly. Taking responsibility for your actions requires and develops your self-control. You become your own person.“


126. Small actions build over time, and taking that first small action will help you gain momentum to keep moving forward. Even if you are afraid that you will be unable to remain sober, the act of seeking treatment can change your life. If you or your loved one is struggling, take inspiration from these love and addiction quotes and make a change. Start by reaching out to a treatment center like Liberty Ranch that offers evidence-based programming to learn more about next steps.


127. “Originals are nonconformists, people who not only have new ideas but take action to champion them. They are people who stand out and speak up. Originals drive creativity and change in the world. They’re the people you want to bet on.”


128. “Having the courage to make decisions and take action. Never be afraid to fail. You have nothing to fear if you have prepared to the best of your ability.” ~ John Wooden


129. "The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action."— Alexander Graham Bell


130. What is your focus this Tuesday? Is it on where you are today or is it on where you want to be. Take action to live your dreams, even it is only a little bit each day, your dreams can come true.


131. “Share the credit, take the blame, and quietly find out and fix things that went wrong. A psychotherapist who owned a school for severely troubled kids had a rule: “Whenever you place the cause of one of your actions outside yourself, it’s an excuse and not a reason.” This rule works for everybody, but it works especially for leaders.”


132. “I have made terrible mistakes that have hurt the people that I cared about the most, and I am terribly sorry. I am deeply ashamed of my terrible judgment and my actions.” – Anthony Weiner


133. “this ritual requires you to take daily, incremental action to build your character.”


134. “Today (and everyday) take responsibility for your words and actions. Do not blame others for the choices that you make.”


135. “It is easy to get bogged down trying to find the optimal plan for change: the fastest way to lose weight, the best program to build muscle, the perfect idea for a side hustle. We are so focused on figuring out the best approach that we never get around to taking action. As Voltaire once wrote, “The best is the enemy of the good.”


136. “Nice guys do not finish last. Last place is for the cowards and those too full of fear to take action.” ~ Robert Kiyosaki


137. “Success is not something that happens to you; it’s something that happens because of you and because of the actions you take.”


138. “Every time a seismic shift takes place in our economy, there are people who feel the vibrations long before the rest of us do, vibrations so strong they demand action—action that can seem rash, even stupid. Ferry owner Cornelius Vanderbilt jumped ship when he saw the railroads coming. Thomas Watson Jr., overwhelmed by his sense that computers would be everywhere even when they were nowhere, bet his father’s office-machine company on it: IBM. Jeffrey Preston Bezos had that same experience when he first peered into the maze of connected computers called the World Wide Web and realized that the future of retailing was glowing back at him.”


139. “If it doesn’t do you any good, dump it. Take some action, push that lever, flush it away, and don’t look back. Take small steps everyday of your life, and start taking control of what you say when you talk to yourself.”


140. Action is the foundational key to all success.” —Pablo Picasso. Take the action to the gym once you’ve finished reading these workout quotes.


141. “Life is like moving rivers of blessings, and you can be at the mercy of the river if you don’t take action to steer yourself in a predetermined direction.”


142. “To help you take action when you lack motivation it is important to: Have a system that allows you to stay on track with your goals Build the self-discipline needed to do things when you don’t feel like it, and Have self-compassion and love yourself instead of blaming yourself for everything that goes wrong in your life.”


143. “A person is obviously going to excel and do best in those areas in which he or she invests the most attention and takes the most action.” – Grant Cardone


144. “If motion doesn’t lead to results, why do we do it? Sometimes we do it because we actually need to plan or learn more. But more often than not, we do it because motion allows us to feel like we’re making progress without running the risk of failure. Most of us are experts at avoiding criticism. It doesn’t feel good to fail or to be judged publicly, so we tend to avoid situations where that might happen. And that’s the biggest reason why you slip into motion rather than taking action: you want to delay failure.”


145. “If you celebrate your differentness, the world will, too. It believes exactly what you tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.”


146. Taking bold, focused action creates explosive results.


147. “You cannot have faith in people unless you take action to improve and develop them.” – Sumatra Ghoshal


148. “In order to change unwanted habits and actions. it is important to take the time to get to know yourself.”- Darren Johnson


149. “People who blame others for their failures never overcome them. They simply move from problem to problem. To reach your potential, you must continually improve yourself, and you can’t do that if you don’t take responsibility for your actions and learn from your mistakes.”


150. “If everyone in the team is making decisions and taking actions together, then you have the right culture for innovation.” — Sandeep Kashyap


151. “Insight without action is worthless. Taking action is the only path to change.” – Marie Forleo, Everything Is Figureoutable


152. A bad attitude will sway you to take actions that will lead to negative results because you don't perceive any benefits to them. M.I. Seka,Becoming An Automotive Sales Professional


153. “alive, your life will be transformed. You see, the words you say to yourself affect your self-image and your self-image determines what actions you take. For”


154. “Once people stop making excuses, stop blaming others, and take ownership of everything in their lives, they are compelled to take action to solve their problems. They are better leaders, better followers, more dependable and actively contributing team members, and more skilled in aggressively driving toward mission accomplishment.”


155. “I was wrong. I made a mistake. It happened, but it will never happen again”. Those should be your words to the person you’ve wronged. It is admitting that you are wrong means that you were brave enough, to be honest with your actions. And that’s what matters.


156. “When we face tough problems, we stay mired in the mud until we take action. Hope is a start. But hope needs action to win victories.”


157. “Being careful requires you to take actions cautiously—and there is no way that you will ever hit 10X activity levels by being cautious.”


158. “You have the power to achieve greatness and create anything you want in life – but you must take action.” Jack Canfield


159. “Let go of becoming but never let go of taking action. Stop expecting and start living.” – Maxime Lagacé


160. “Rioting is not a movement. It is not an act of civil disobedience. I think it is a mistake for people to consider disorganized action, mayhem, and attacks on other people and property as an extension of any kind of movement. It is not. It is simply an explosion of emotion. That's all. There is nothing constructive about it. It is destructive.”


161. "Never give up. Expect only the best from life and take action to get it."— Catherine Pulsifer


162. It is not enough that your designs, nay that your actions, are intrinsically good, you must take care they shall appear so. - Author: Henry Fielding


163. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton


164. “If you are not creating new problems for yourself, then you are not taking enough action.” – Grant Cardone


165. “Let go of becoming but never let go of taking action. Stop expecting and start living. ” – Maxime Lagacé


166. “Late that year, one of the soldiers stationed at the prison [Abu Ghraib] reported the abuses to his superiors and said that photos had been taken by the abusers. The commanders in Iraq immediately took action and took steps to launch an investigation. Soon after that the news reached Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and General Richard Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who told President Bush in early January 2004 that incidents at Abu Ghraib were being looked into. It seems nobody told these senior leaders that these incidents were truly horrendous.”


167. “When you establish a destination by defining what you want, then take physical action by making choices that move you towards that destination, the possibility for success is limitless and arrival at the destination is inevitable.”


168. For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour. - Mary Kay Ash


169. "The path to success is to take massive, determined action."


170. “To dream of success is to set a goal of where you want to be; to wake up, take action, and achieve it is what true success is all about.”


171. Work can be fun, but sometimes it feels like a drag. So if you want to get more out of your day, now’s the time to take action.


172. “Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.”


173. “Improvement begins with a desire to change, and a willingness to take action.”


174. “Sustained great results depend upon building a culture full of self-disciplined people who take disciplined action, fanatically consistent with the three circles.”


175. “One of the most important steps you can take in building a visionary company is not an action, but a shift in perspective.”


176. “Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new identity. This is one reason why meaningful change does not require radical change. Small habits can make a meaningful difference by providing evidence of a new identity. And if a change is meaningful, it is actually big. That's the paradox of making small improvements.”


177. People who are willing to admit that they’re wrong, learn from mistakes, and apologize for their actions are more mature than people who don’t. You never go wrong by honouring your mistakes.


178. “We need women for peace, we need women for development… Commitments are good, action is better. Let us take action!”


179. “Money and power follow attention. So whoever can get the most attention is the person who takes the most action and sooner or later will get the most results.”


180. “We generate fears when we sit. We overcome them when we take action. ” ― DR. HENRY LINK


181. These feelings, no matter how painful, are part of living. Today, we are alive—not anesthetized, not sedated, not passed out. Take control of your feelings and through action you can change. Today, as every day of sober living, we have a choice. – Ann D. Clark


182. “As a leader, one must sometimes take actions that are unpopular, or whose results will not be known for years to come. There are victories whose glory lies only in the fact that they are known to those who win them. This is particularly true of prison, where you must find consolation in being true to your ideals, even if no one else knows of it.”


183. Take action and believe in yourself. Dreams do come true


184. “Taking bold action on climate change simply makes good business sense. It’s also the right thing to do for people and the planet. Setting a net-zero GHG emissions target by 2050 will drive innovation, grow jobs, build prosperity, and secure a better world for what will soon be 9 billion people.” – Richard Branson


185. “We live in an Energy Field of Dreams!" Joy cheered. "If you build it in your mind, focus on seeing it, and take action, the success will come.”


186. “Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become. No single instance will transform your beliefs, but as the votes build up, so does the evidence of your new identity. This is one reason why meaningful change does not require radical change. Small habits can make a meaningful difference by providing evidence of a new identity. And if a change is meaningful, it actually is big. That’s the paradox of making small improvements.”


187. “Almost every problem people face in their careers and other aspects of their lives – such as failed diets, marriages, and financial problems – are all the result of not taking enough action.”


188. “Let your dreams become your reality, set your goals, take action, and live your dream.” Catherine Pulsifer


189. Just remember, there are no quick fixes. But, by taking action just a little bit every day, you will build up a powerful reservoir of confidence, self-esteem, and discipline. Scott Allan, Rejection Reset


190. “We cannot change the past. We can only take action in the present and, therefore, change the future.” – Ken Poirot


191. “It is the anticipation of a reward—not the fulfillment of it—that gets us to take action. The greater the anticipation, the greater the dopamine spike.”


192. “For every failure, there’s an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.”


193. “Making a commitment and taking action on it is a sure shot way of building your own unique legacy.” ― Hiral Nagda


194. “Great leadership does not mean running away from reality. Sometimes the hard truths might just demoralize the company, but at other times sharing difficulties can inspire people to take action that will make the situation better.”


195. “The way you take control of the direction of your life is to take responsibility for yourself and your everyday actions.”


196. “Take wishing and hoping right out of your vocabulary, commit to yourself and your dreams, and take action.” — Honoree Corder


197. “Massive thoughts must be followed by massive actions. There is nothing ordinary about the 10X Rule. It is simply what it says it is: 10 times the thoughts and 10 times the actions of other people…You never do what others do. You must be willing to do what they won’t do and even take actions that you might deem “unreasonable.”” , Grant Cardone quotes 10x


198. "Taking positive action means having the courage to act when others might not.” – Jordan Ring


199. The difference between winners and ordinary people is winners follow through despite fear while others just dream and take no action.” – Calvin K. Lee


200. “10X people never approach a target aiming to achieve just that goal. Instead, they're looking to dominate the entire sector—and will take unreasonable actions in order to do so.”


201. “The most important key to achieving great success is to decide upon your goal and launch, get started, take action, move.”


202. "You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action."


203. “Life is like a moving river, and you can be at the mercy of the river if you don’t take action to steer yourself in a predetermined direction.” – Mahesh Jethmalani


204. “Take action! An inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention.”


205. “Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.” —Norman Vincent Peale


206. "Remember: we all get what we tolerate. So stop tolerating excuses within yourself, limiting beliefs of the past, or half-assed or fearful states. Use your body as a tool to snap yourself into a place of sheer will, determination, and commitment. Face your challenges head on with the core belief that problems are just speed bumps on the road to your dreams. And from that place, when you take massive action—with an effective and proven strategy—you will rewrite your history."


207. “Courage is feeling fear. not getting rid of fear. and taking action in the face of fear.” – Roy T. Bennett


208. “In order to change unwanted habits and actions, it is important to take the time to get to know yourself.” – Darren Johnson


209. Getting stress out of your life takes more than prayer alone. You must take action to make changes and stop doing whatever is causing the stress. You can learn to calm down in the way you handle things.–Joyce Meyer


210. “Understand: people judge you by appearances, the image you project through your actions, words, and style. If you do not take control of this process, then people will see and define you the way they want to, often to your detriment.”


211. “The following is the basic series of mistakes people make when setting out to achieve goals: 1. Mistargeting by setting objectives that are too low and don't allow for enough correct motivation. 2. Severely underestimating what it will take in terms of actions, resources, money, and energy to accomplish the target. 3. Spending too much time competing and not enough time dominating their sector. 4. Underestimating the amount of adversity they will need to overcome in order to actually attain their desired goal.”


212. “I always say there are two things to be successful. The first is decide exactly what you want - set your goals - and then determine how you will achieve them (what skills you will have to learn, what actions will you have to take). And these are totally under your control. These are not dependent upon anyone else.”


213. “I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don’t have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn’t pawn this off on anybody. I’m sorry it happened. And I hurt people.” – Louie Anderson


214. “Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own.”


215. “Never give up. Have hope. Expect only the best from life and take action to get it.” –Catherine Pulsifer


216. “People are not sitting down, people are taking action. And women are at the forefront of these actions.”


217. “Take massive action. Before”


218. “Let your dreams become your reality, set your goals, take action, and live your dream.” – Catherine Pulsifer


219. “I have been called a lot of things due to my commitment to action a workaholic, obsessive, greedy, never satisfied, driven, and even maniac… I have never had someone who is more successful than I am considering my excessive action to be a bad thing because successful people know firsthand what it takes to achieve this kind of success.”


220. “It’s our dogmatic conviction that “if we could just fix those losers, all would go better” that keeps us from taking action that could lead to dialogue and progress. Which is why it’s no surprise that those who are best at dialogue tend to turn this logic around. They believe the best way to work on “us” is to start with “me.”


221. Keep your dreams alive this Friday, take action today towards them!


222. “It’s a short reminder that success can usually be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations we are willing to have, and by the number of uncomfortable actions we are willing to take. The most fulfilled and effective people I know—world-famous creatives, billionaires, thought leaders, and more—look at their life’s journey as perhaps 25 percent finding themselves and 75 percent creating themselves.”


223. “Breakthrough moments are often the result of many previous actions, which build up the potential required to unleash a major change. This pattern shows up everywhere. Cancer spends 80 percent of its life undetectable, then takes over the body in months. Bamboo can barely be seen for the first five years as it builds extensive root systems underground before exploding ninety feet into the air within six weeks. Similarly, habits often appear to make no difference until you cross a critical threshold and unlock a new level of performance. In the early and middle stages of any quest, there is often a Valley of Disappointment. You expect to make progress in a linear fashion and it’s frustrating how ineffective changes can seem during the first days, weeks, and even months. It doesn’t feel like you are going anywhere. It’s a hallmark of any compounding process: the most powerful outcomes”


224. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” —Conrad Hilton, founder of the Hilton Hotels chain


225. Dreams don't work unless you take action. The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them. - Roy T. Bennett


226. “success is not something that happens to you; it's something that happens because of you and because of the actions you take. People who refuse to take responsibility generally”


227. “Take wishing and hoping right out of your vocabulary, commit to yourself and your dreams, and take action.” – Honoree Corder


228. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.”


229. “I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don’t have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn’t pawn this off on anybody. I’m sorry it happened. And I hurt people.”- Louie Anderson


230. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” — Conrad Hilton


231. “The way to change the world is through individual responsibility and taking local action in your own community.” – Jeff Bridges


232. Make a wish as those candles go out. Close your eyes and imagine what you want most, and then tomorrow, I want you to write down 3 things you are going to do in the next week to make it happen. Your life has so many possibilities. Plan your steps and take action to make them happen. Happy Sweet 16!


233. To dream of success is to set a goal of where you want to be; to wake up, take action, and achieve it is what true success is all about. - Idowu Koyenikan


234. "In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently."


235. “In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” — Tony Robbins


236. “I take full responsibility for my actions. I also accept that there are various personal issues I need to address and have started taking the difficult, yet necessary, steps to resolve them. I want to apologise to all of the people I have let down because of my behaviour, which has reflected badly on my family, friends, co-workers, business associates and others.”- Kate Moss


237. “Accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account for their daily actions.”


238. “A particularly effective means to help Prioritize and Execute under pressure is to stay at least a step or two ahead of real-time problems. Through careful contingency planning, a leader can anticipate likely challenges that could arise during execution and map out an effective response to those challenges before they happen. That leader and his or her team are far more likely to win. Staying ahead of the curve prevents a leader from being overwhelmed when pressure is applied and enables greater decisiveness. If the team has been briefed and understands what actions to take through such likely contingencies, the team can then rapidly execute when those problems arise, even without specific direction from leaders. This is a critical characteristic of any high-performance, winning team in any business or industry. It also enables effective Decentralized Command (chapter 8).”


239. “Each time you repeat an action, you are activating a particular neural circuit associated with that habit. This means that simply putting in your reps is one of the most critical steps you can take to encoding a new habit. It is why the students who took tons of photos improved their skills while those who merely theorized about perfect photos did not. One group engaged in active practice, the other in passive learning.”


240. “In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” – Tony Robbins


241. “Nice guys do not finish last. Last place is for cowards and those too full of fear to take action.” Robert Kiyosaki


242. Participate in your dreams today. There are unlimited opportunities available with this new day. Take action on those wonderful dreams you’ve had in your mind for so long. – Steve Maraboli


243. “Dreams don’t come true unless you take action. The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them.” Roy T. Bennett


244. “More emotional room to persevere during tough times Better ideas and enhanced creativity, and Easy access to positive emotions within the same emotional range. When you’re in a negative state of mind, you have less energy available, giving you: A lack of confidence that affects everything you do A lack of motivation that reduces the scope of actions you’re willing to take A reluctance to take on new challenges and leave your comfort zone A reduced ability to persevere in the face of setbacks, and A propensity to attract negative thoughts within the same emotional range.”


245. “Take accountability for your actions. You can take all the credit in the world for things that you do right, as long as you also take responsibility for the things you do wrong, it must be a balanced equation.”


246. “Don’t be so quick as to accept another's estimation of you. Your potential is in your hands and is realized by thinking that you are good enough and then taking action on that to work towards your goal.”


247. “I don’t speak on it all, but I notice. These mental notes have always been on point, I’ve never been naïve. Don’t underestimate what I know just because I’m selective about what I share. People think that just because you don’t care to catch them in every single lie that you aren’t paying attention. That’s a mistake. I don’t play detective or set traps or any of that. Time reveals all; eventually, everything comes to light. Your actions dictate our relationship. I don’t keep people in my life who haven’t shown me they deserve to stay. The little things add up. Always remember that.”


248. “Luck is just one of the by-products of those who take the most action.”


249. “Don’t forget that a WHY is just a belief, HOWs are the actions we take to realize that belief and WHATs are the results of those actions.”


250. “Money and power follow attention, so whoever can get the most attention is the person who takes the most action and sooner or later will get the most results.”


251. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they never quit.” – Conrad Hilton


252. “Stay away from people who can’t take responsibility for their actions and who make you feel bad for being angry at them when they do you wrong.” — Unknown


253. “The path to success is to take massive determined action.”


254. “It is not always obvious when and where to take action. Some people spend their entire lives waiting for the time to be right to make an improvement.”


255. “No matter how bleak or menacing a situation may appear, it does not entirely own us. It can’t take away our freedom to respond, our power to take action.” ~ Ryder Carroll


256. “The world behaves differently when I take action to go after what I want. ” – Price Pritchett


257. “To be able to work at home successfully takes all of the following: motivation, perseverance, work, good habits, no excuses, balance, accountability, and action.” — Byron Pulsifer


258. “We generate fears while we do nothing. We overcome these fears by taking action.”


259. "Sorry is a small word for the huge mistake I’ve made. But I’m ready to pay the price for my actions—just forgive me.”


260. “I don't believe people think their ways into acting different. I think they act their ways into thinking different. So, a program for quitting alcohol that doesn't involve some action, I have a low expectation for,” Shepard told Pete Holmes during an interview on his “Armchair Expert” podcast in 2019, outlining his thoughts about Alcoholics Anonymous. “Now, it does work for people and I would never tell someone it's not working for them. But just in general, the thing I like about AA is it's not abstract: Here's what you do; write this list; call this person; be available to this guy; take that person to a meeting. You can't wake up one morning because you're so demoralized from the night before and decide, 'I'm going to permanently remember that I felt this demoralized in six years and this will be sustainable.' For me, at least, I will forget six years later what it felt like. But if I have actions that are a part of my regular muscle memory and routine, those things will do the lifting for me.”


261. “When people get something right away, they are more likely to subscribe to that email newsletter and take the action you want them to take on that landing page.”


262. “Courage to me is doing something daring. no matter how afraid. insecure. intimidated. alone. unworthy. incapable. ridiculed or whatever other paralyzing emotion you might feel. Courage is taking action….no matter what. So you’re afraid? Be afraid. Be scared silly to the point you’re trembling and nauseous. but do it anyway!” – Richelle E. Goodrich


263. “Luck is just one of the byproducts of those who take the most action.”


264. Take action and believe in yourself. Dreams do come true.


265. “You don’t always have to move forward. Reflecting on and reviewing what you’ve done so far can help you to take even more effective action during the rest of this week. So don’t be afraid to make this thoughtful Tuesday (or afternoon at least).


266. “In 1948, long before the louder, faster, and busier world of Twitter and social media, Paul Lazarsfeld and Robert Merton wrote: The interested and informed citizen can congratulate himself on his lofty state of interest and information and neglect to see that he has abstained from decision and action. In short, he takes his secondary contact with the world of political reality, his reading and listening and thinking, as a vicarious performance…. He is concerned. He is informed. And he has all sorts of ideas as to what should be done. But, after he has gotten through his dinner and after he has listened to his favored radio programs and after he has read his second newspaper of the day, it is really time for bed.5 This is the exact reaction that web content is designed to produce. To keep you so caught up and consumed with the bubble that you don’t even realize you’re in one.”


267. “Originals are nonconformists, people who not only have new ideas but take action to champion them. They are people who stand out and speak up. Originals drive creativity and change in the world. They're the people you want to bet on.”


268. “Take intelligent and bold risks to accomplish something great. Build a network of alliances to help you with intelligence, resources, and collective action. Pivot to a breakout opportunity.”


269. “Taking positive action means having the courage to act when others might not.” – Jordan Ring


270. It takes a bigger man to apologize than it does to defend his actions. If you are wrong, admit it quickly and wholeheartedly. It will be better for you in the long run.


271. “A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.”


272. “You become the sum of your actions, and as you do, what flows from that—your impulses—reflect the actions you’ve taken. Choose wisely.”


273. “Take time to reflect on your life, identify areas for improvement, and take action to grow and develop.”


274. “it’s really just taking action—whether that’s approaching someone you’re intimidated by or deciding to finally crack a book on a subject you need to learn.”


275. “Insight without action is worthless. Taking action is the only path to change.”


276. “Hesitation only enlarges, magnifies the fear. Take action promptly. Be decisive.”


277. “Meet problems and obstacles as they arise. The test of a successful person is not the ability to eliminate all problems before he takes action, but rather the ability to find solutions to difficulties when he encounters them.”


278. “Converting a decision into action requires answering several distinct questions: Who has to know of this decision? What action has to be taken? Who is to take it? And what does the action have to be so that the people who have to do it can do it? The first and the last of these are too often overlooked—with dire results.”


279. “On the path to successful action, we will fail—possibly many times. And that’s okay. It can be a good thing, even. Action and failure are two sides of the same coin. One doesn’t come without the other. What breaks this critical connection down is when people stop acting—because they’ve taken failure the wrong way.”


280. “Think globally, act locally urges people to consider the health of the entire planet and take action in their own communities and cities.” – Patrick Geddes


281. “Which would seem to be a good thing—proposing a solution to a problem that people are hungry to solve—except that my view of silos might not be what some leaders expect to hear. That’s because many executives I’ve worked with who struggle with silos are inclined to look down into their organizations and wonder, “Why don’t those employees just learn to get along better with people in other departments? Don’t they know we’re all on the same team?” All too often this sets off a well-intentioned but ill-advised series of actions—training programs, memos, posters—designed to inspire people to work better together. But these initiatives only provoke cynicism among employees—who would love nothing more than to eliminate the turf wars and departmental politics that often make their work lives miserable. The problem is, they can’t do anything about it. Not without help from their leaders. And while the first step those leaders need to take is to address any behavioral problems that might be preventing executive team members from working well with one another—that was the thrust of my book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team—even behaviorally cohesive teams can struggle with silos. (Which is particularly frustrating and tragic because it leads well-intentioned and otherwise functional team members to inappropriately question one another’s trust and commitment to the team.) To tear”


282. If you are feeling stuck this Tuesday, take positive action!


283. “One way to stop worrying and get the courage to begin is to plan and prepare thoroughly in advance. Set clear goals and objectives, then gather information. Read and research books and blogs in your chosen field. Write out detailed plans of action, and then take the first step towards relieving stress.”


284. “7. THE KEY TO SUCCESS IS COMPASSION In his new adaptation of the Chinese sacred text Tao Te Ching, Stephen Mitchell offers a provocative take on Lao-tzu’s approach to leadership: I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are the greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies,”


285. “challenges. The idea of being overwhelmed, I believe, is the result of never taking enough action to generate enough winning.”


286. “The intense aversion to trading increased risk for some other advantage plays out on a grand scale in the laws and regulations governing risk. This trend is especially strong in Europe, where the precautionary principle, which prohibits any action that might cause harm, is a widely accepted doctrine. In the regulatory context, the precautionary principle imposes the entire burden of proving safety on anyone who undertakes actions that might harm people or the environment. Multiple international bodies have specified that the absence of scientific evidence of potential damage isn’t sufficient justification for taking risks. As jurist Cass Sunstein points out, the precautionary principle is costly, and when interpreted strictly it can be paralyzing. He mentions an impressive list of innovations that wouldn’t have passed the test, including ‘airplanes, AC, antibiotics, cars, chlorine, the measles vaccine, open-heart surgery, radio, refrigeration, smallpox vaccine, and X-rays.’ The strong version of the precautionary principle is obviously untenable. But enhanced loss aversion is embedded in a strong and widely shared moral intuition; it originates in System 1.”


287. “They are driven by the same thing: You are one person in a game with seven billion other people and infinite moving parts. The accidental impact of actions outside of your control can be more consequential than the ones you consciously take.”


288. Better spend time waiting for the opportunity to take an action than miss the chance. In Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor”, the phrase is said by a character who suspects his wife’s infidelity, but in fact, it can be applied to any situation when you need to take a chance to change things.


289. "Personal power is the ability to take action."


290. “The key to success is consistency. And right now. the only way for you to actually take action is to believe in yourself.” – Zak Frazer


291. “Every single place I go, I’m studying people. The way they say things, their attitude, information they share. I could be on the train, and I’d be watching people and taking notes. That’s how I learned business, by studying people I admired and how they conducted themselves. Smart people give away so much information through their words or their actions. Grab every single one of those gems that you can.”


292. “Can we take action on this idea?”


293. “The path to success is to take massive, determined action.” – Tony Robbins


294. “It is the anticipation of a reward—not the fulfillment of it—that gets us to take action.”


295. Empathy means caring about the people you work with and putting yourself in their shoes. Regardless of the circumstances, the real leader learns from their mistakes and takes ownership of their actions.


296. “Don’t worry about making mistakes — worrying wastes energy, and prevents action.”


297. “If I encounter a toddler with a machete, I may feel worried about the toddler, but I still get out of the way so that I do not get hurt. In the process of taking care of their own needs, many people with NPD hurt those around them. They are swinging mental machetes — devaluing words and abusive actions. Punchline: I believe that Narcissists deserve our compassion, but compassion does not involve giving them permission to hurt other people or overlooking any damage that they do.”


298. “In his new adaptation of the Chinese sacred text Tao Te Ching, Stephen Mitchell offers a provocative take on Lao-tzu’s approach to leadership: I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are the greatest treasures. Simple in actions and thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.”


299. “Patience, more than the ability to bear pains or endure waiting, is to be calm no matter what happens – constantly take action to turn it to positive growth opportunities – and have faith to believe that it will all work out in the end while you are waiting.”


300. Many people wish to see the world be different but don’t take any action to make it better. Gandhi believes if you want to see change, don’t just wish it, act on it. Change in the world is only done from the people brave enough to stand up for something.


301. Make decisions, set standards and take actions that will get you closer to becoming the best version of you and the person you were born to be. – Ed Mylett


302. “I take full responsibility for my actions. I also accept that there are various personal issues I need to address and have started taking the difficult, yet necessary, steps to resolve them. I want to apologize to all of the people I have let down because of my behavior, which has reflected badly on my family, friends, co-workers, business associates and others.”- Kate Moss


303. “Taking massive action means making somewhat unreasonable choices and then following these up with even more action. This level of action will be considered by some to be borderline insane, well beyond the agreed-upon social norm—and will always create new problems. But remember: If you don't create new problems, then you're not taking enough action. You”


304. “I do have reasons for hope: our clever brains, the resilience of nature, the indomitable human spirit, and above all, the commitment of young people when they’re empowered to take action.” — Jane Goodall


305. “A positive atmosphere nurtures a positive attitude, which is required to take positive action.” ― Richard M. DeVos


306. Remember: we all get what we tolerate. So stop tolerating excuses within yourself, limiting beliefs of the past, or half-assed or fearful states. Use your body as a tool to snap yourself into a place of sheer will, determination, and commitment. Face your challenges head on with the core belief that problems are just speed bumps on the road to your dreams. And from that place, when you take massive action—with an effective and proven strategy—you will rewrite your history.


307. "If you find yourself saying ‘I can’t do something,’ but you know it in your heart of hearts that if you do it, you’re going to grow, you’re going to be a better person, it’s going to contribute to your family or to your kids or to something that matters, and you keep saying ‘I can’t do it,’ there is no question — you must do it. You don’t discuss it anymore. You just take immediate action… You do what’s necessary."


308. “growing closer to God has a whole lot less to do with any action we might take and a whole lot more to do with positioning our hearts toward His.”


309. Many people weigh the guilt, they will feel against the pleasure of the forbidden action they want to take. - Author: Peter McWilliams


310. “With LGBTQ2S+ books under attack in the U.S. at record rates, author Eric Cervini and his boyfriend, actor Adam Powell, knew they wanted to take action. While others are organizing with protests, drag queen story hours, days of reading and other important acts of resistance, Cervini and Powell have their own spin on what to contribute to the movement—and that spin has wheels.


311. “Dancing implies action marked by skill and grace. You may be feeling bad because of the rain in your life, but you can still take action that makes you come alive.”- Jerome T. Murphy


312. Freedom is not a state; it is an act. It is not some enchanted garden perched high on a distant plateau where we can finally sit down and rest. Freedom is the continuous action we all must take, and each generation must do its part to create an even more fair, more just society.


313. Money and power follow attention. So whoever can get the most attention is the person who takes the most action and sooner or later will get the most results.


314. “Have a bias towards action – let’s see something happen now. You can break that big plan into small steps and take the first step right away.” ~ Indira Gandhi


315. “The test of a successful person is not the ability to eliminate all problems before he takes action, but rather the ability to find solutions to difficulties when he encounters them.” – David J. Schwartz


316. “When you start taking consistent action, you will see results.” – Marie Forleo


317. “There are five ways technology can boost marketing practices: Make more informed decisions based on big data. The greatest side product of digitalization is big data. In the digital context, every customer touchpoint—transaction, call center inquiry, and email exchange—is recorded. Moreover, customers leave footprints every time they browse the Internet and post something on social media. Privacy concerns aside, those are mountains of insights to extract. With such a rich source of information, marketers can now profile the customers at a granular and individual level, allowing one-to-one marketing at scale. Predict outcomes of marketing strategies and tactics. No marketing investment is a sure bet. But the idea of calculating the return on every marketing action makes marketing more accountable. With artificial intelligence–powered analytics, it is now possible for marketers to predict the outcome before launching new products or releasing new campaigns. The predictive model aims to discover patterns from previous marketing endeavors and understand what works, and based on the learning, recommend the optimized design for future campaigns. It allows marketers to stay ahead of the curve without jeopardizing the brands from possible failures. Bring the contextual digital experience to the physical world. The tracking of Internet users enables digital marketers to provide highly contextual experiences, such as personalized landing pages, relevant ads, and custom-made content. It gives digital-native companies a significant advantage over their brick-and-mortar counterparts. Today, the connected devices and sensors—the Internet of Things—empowers businesses to bring contextual touchpoints to the physical space, leveling the playing field while facilitating seamless omnichannel experience. Sensors enable marketers to identify who is coming to the stores and provide personalized treatment. Augment frontline marketers’ capacity to deliver value. Instead of being drawn into the machine-versus-human debate, marketers can focus on building an optimized symbiosis between themselves and digital technologies. AI, along with NLP, can improve the productivity of customer-facing operations by taking over lower-value tasks and empowering frontline personnel to tailor their approach. Chatbots can handle simple, high-volume conversations with an instant response. AR and VR help companies deliver engaging products with minimum human involvement. Thus, frontline marketers can concentrate on delivering highly coveted social interactions only when they need to. Speed up marketing execution. The preferences of always-on customers constantly change, putting pressure on businesses to profit from a shorter window of opportunity. To cope with such a challenge, companies can draw inspiration from the agile practices of lean startups. These startups rely heavily on technology to perform rapid market experiments and real-time validation.”


318. “Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.” – Norman Vincent Peale


319. “Luck is just one of the by-products of those who take the most action.” – Grant Cardone


320. “Luck and risk are siblings. They are both the reality that every outcome in life is guided by forces other than individual effort. They both happen because the world is too complex to allow 100% of your actions to dictate 100% of your outcomes. They are driven by the same thing: You are one person in a game with seven billion other people and infinite moving parts. The accidental impact of actions outside of your control can be more consequential than the ones you consciously take.”


321. “Make the action to move closer to your dream the first action you take each day.” ~ Leo Babauta


322. “Your job as an EntreLeader is to make sure when your team member leaves your office they take their monkey with them. The first step is to give them some ideas for options and instruct them to come back with three good ways to solve the problem and a suggested course of action. The next step is to teach your team to come to your office with a problem only after they have found three or more possible solutions and a suggested course of action. That makes for some great discussions and teachable moments as you show them how you would make the call. After solving problems and making the call with your help several times, the best team members begin to see the pattern you use and can do what you do. The final step is very personally rewarding.”


323. When you accept a leadership role, you take on extra responsibility for your actions toward others. -Kelley Armstrong, The Calling


324. “Once people stop making excuses, stop blaming others, and take ownership of everything in their lives, they are compelled to take action to solve their problems.”


325. “You are the only one who can make it happen for you. Without your active participation, it won’t work. Take action.


326. “Doing was always my best strategy. I built my vision through taking action. One day at a time. The hard work, the hustle and the grind.”


327. “1. I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life. Therefore I demand of myself persistent, continuous action towards its attainment, and I here and now promise to take such action. 2. I realise the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action and gradually transform themselves into physical reality. Therefore I will concentrate my thoughts for 30 minutes daily upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person. 3. I know through the principle of autosuggestion that any desire I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of attaining the object. Therefore I will devote 10 minutes daily to demanding of myself the development of self-confidence . 4. I have clearly written down a description of my Definite Chief Aim in life. I will never stop trying until I have developed sufficient self-confidence for its attainment. 5. I fully realise that no wealth or position can long endure unless built upon truth and justice. Therefore I will engage in no transaction that does not benefit all whom it affects. I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve me because of my willingness to serve others. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness and cynicism by developing love for all humanity because I know that a negative attitude towards others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me, because I will believe in them, and in myself. I will sign my name to this formula, commit it to memory and repeat it aloud once a day, with full faith that it will gradually influence my thoughts and actions so that I will become a self-reliant and successful person.”


328. “Love yourself. Enough to take the actions required for your happiness. Enough to cut yourself loose from the drama-filled past. Enough to set a high standard for relationships. Enough to feed your mind and body in a healthy manner. Enough to forgive yourself. Enough to move on.” – Steve Maraboli


329. “Take some initiative and snap outside of passivity; consistent small actions have impact.”


330. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”


331. “Freedom is not a state; it is an act. It is not some enchanted garden perched high on a distant plateau where we can finally sit down and rest. Freedom is the continuous action we all must take, and each generation must do its part to create an even more fair, more just society. The work of love, peace, and justice will always be necessary, until their realism and their imperative takes hold of our imagination, crowds out any dream of hatred or revenge, and fills up our existence with their power.”


332. “You only have control over three things in your life – the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take. ” – Jack Canfield


333. “One of the most powerful things you can do is take responsibility for your life. Your choices, your actions, your life.”- Jeanette Jenkins


334. When you are taking massive action, you aren’t thinking in terms of how many hours you work.


335. Let’s be honest, sometimes we all make mistakes and wrong others. Sometimes no matter who you are or what the situation is, you need to just say I’m sorry. Don’t wait for a perfect time to be sorry for your actions because it will never come.


336. “The most important action that a leader must take to encourage the building of trust on a team is to demonstrate vulnerability first.”


337. When you take some new action, there will inevitably be a reaction. Even the smallest effort you make can have a big ripple effect.” – Matthew McKay


338. “When you are taking massive action, you aren't thinking in terms of how many hours you work.”


339. “Mature people take responsibility for their actions. When they make a mistake or act inappropriately, they apologize, make amends, or repair the damage. Conversely, Nice Guys try to fix situations by doing whatever it takes to get the other person to stop being upset.”—Robert A. Glover


340. Take action! An inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention. - Steve Maraboli


341. What it takes to be a better man is a commitment to be remarkable, to live with purpose and passion, and to take action every day.


342. I felt ashamed for what I had done. I don’t have any excuses. I did what I did. I take full responsibility for myself and my actions. I wouldn’t pawn this off on anybody. I’m sorry it happened. And I


343. “even. By the time things were done, I was exhausted and depressed and just really, really unhappy. We all were. But it didn’t have to be that way. That experience taught me to take agency in my own professional narratives, and that endings don’t have to be failures, especially when you choose to end a project or shut down a business. Shortly after the restaurant closed, I started a food market as a small side project, and it ended up being wildly successful. I had more press and customers than I could handle. I had investors clamoring to get in on the action. But all I wanted to do was write. I didn’t want to run a food market, and since my name was all over it, I didn’t want to hand it off to anyone else, either. So I chose to close the market on my own terms, and I made sure that everyone knew it. It was such a positive contrast to the harsh experience of closing the restaurant. I’ve learned to envision the ideal end to any project before I begin it now—even the best gigs don’t last forever. Nor should they.”


344. “The more there are riots, the more repressive action will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover and eventually a fascist society.” ~ Martin Luther King Jr.


345. "Life is like moving rivers of blessings, and you can be at the mercy of the river if you don’t take action to steer yourself in a predetermined direction.”


346. “The enemy loves to take our rejection and twist it into a raw, irrational fear that God really doesn’t have a good plan for us. This fear is a corrupting companion. It replaces the truths we’ve trusted with hopeless lies. Satan knows what consumes us controls us. Therefore the more consumed we are with rejection, the more he can control our emotions, our thinking, and our actions. That’s the exact place where panic starts to replace peace. Uncertainty starts to overshadow our faith. And discouragement threatens to override our joy.”


347. “As Paul Naeger reminds us in his excellent article Red Flag Decision Making, Emotions serve a purpose, informing us what to do. If our brain comes across something and categorizes it as a “red flag,” we will be notified through thoughts and feelings created by emotion. This “red flag” alerts us to pay attention. Our emotions act as a cueing system notifying us to pay attention and take action.”


348. “Our WHY is our purpose, cause or belief—the driving force behind everything we do. Our HOWs are the actions we take when we are at our natural best to bring our WHY to life. Our WHATs are the tangible manifestation of our WHY, the actual work we do every day.”


349. “Knowledge is only potential power. For the power to be manifested, it must be applied. Most people know what they should do in any given situation, or in their lives, for that matter. The problem is that they don’t take daily, consistent action to apply the knowledge and realize their dreams.”


350. “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” – Napoleon Bonaparte


351. “When you are taking massive action, you aren’t thinking in terms of how many hours you work.”


352. “Courage is feeling fear, not getting rid of fear, and taking action in the face of fear.”


353. “We must all face an unpalatable fact that we have, too often, a tendency to skim over; we proceed on the assumption that all men want freedom. This is not as true as we would like it to be. There are many men and women who are far happier when they have relinquished their freedom, when someone else guides them, makes their decisions for them, takes the responsibility for them and for their actions. They don’t want to make up their minds. They don’t want to stand on their own feet.”


354. For every failure, there's an alternative course of action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour.


355. “When you move forward day after day taking action towards your dreams, there is no way you won’t make it!” – Sandra Leon


356. “Freedom is not a state; it is an act. It is not some enchanted garden perched high on a distant plateau where we can finally sit down and rest. Freedom is the continuous action we all must take, and each generation must do its part to create an even more fair, more just society.” —on what he’s learned about movement work, from his 2017 memoir, “Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America”


357. “We have no reason to expect the quality of intuition to improve with the importance of the problem. Perhaps the contrary: high-stake problems are likely to involve powerful emotions and strong impulses to action.”


358. “I have been called a lot of things due to my commitment to action – a workaholic, obsessive, greedy, never satisfied, driven, and even maniac… I have never had someone who is more successful than I am considering my excessive action to be a bad thing – because successful people know firsthand what it takes to achieve this kind of success.”


359. “The difference between a thought and a decision is the immediate action you take.” ― Ed Mylett


360. “When we learn to deal directly with our complaints and difficulties, romanticized ideas about the spiritual path are no longer meaningful. We see that what is important is to take responsibility for ourselves, and to always be aware of our thoughts, feelings, and actions.” – Tarthang Tulku


361. “Taking action without thinking things through is a prime source of problems.”


362. “Trying to get the right person in the right job can take a lot of time and energy. Let’s face it. Isn’t it easier for a leader to just put people where it is most convenient and get on with the work? Once again, this is an area where leaders’ desire for action works against them.”


363. “It was very moving, very moving to see hundreds and thousands of people from all over America and around the world take to the streets to speak up, to speak out, to get into what I call ‘good trouble,’ but to get in the way, and because of the action of young and old, Black, white, Latino, Asian-American, and Native American, because people cried and prayed, people will never, ever forget what happened and how it happened, and it is my hope that we are on our way to greater change.” —on Black Lives Matter protests following George Floyd’s death.


364. Set your goals, take the action, live your dreams. — Catherine Pulsifer


365. “Adding a deadline and incorporating one or multiple forms of urgency will get more people to take action than would otherwise.”


366. “Accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account for their daily actions.” –John Di Lemme


367. “The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell


368. “Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.” – Norman Vincent Peale


369. You’re trying to become more effective, and that’s great. Take control of your actions, and your efforts will be worth it.


370. Taking positive action is the secret sauce to unlocking your true potential and getting unstuck. Jordan Ring, Now What?


371. “Action is the foundational key to all success.” —Pablo Picasso. Take the action to the gym once you’ve finished reading these workout quotes.


372. “Alec Mackenzie wrote, “Taking action without thinking things through is a prime source of problems.”


373. “Dreams don't work unless you take action. The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them.”


374. “We are so focused on figuring out the best approach that we never get around to taking action.”


375. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” — Conrad Hilton, Founder of the Hilton Hotels chain


376. “Dreams don’t work unless you take action. The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them.” – Roy T. Bennett


377. “Brian Chesky of Airbnb defines culture in a simple and concise way: “a shared way of doing things.” Clearly defining the way an organization does things matters, because blitzscaling requires aggressive, focused action, and unclear, hazy cultures get in the way of actually implementing strategy. Netflix cofounder and CEO Reed Hastings told me, “Weak cultures are diffuse; people act differently, and don’t understand each other, and it becomes political.” Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg have done many wonderful things at Facebook, and one of them is building a unified culture that is devoted to aggressive experimentation and data-driven decision making, as summarized by Mark’s original motto “Move fast and break things.” Facebook’s culture helps employees understand that they shouldn’t be afraid to try things that might fail. This allows Facebook to move faster, and to move on from failed experiments quickly. Imagine if someone asked a random employee from your start-up the following questions: What is your organization trying to do? How are you trying to achieve those goals? What acceptable risks are you incurring to achieve those goals more quickly? When you have to trade off certain values, which ones take priority? What kind of behavior do you hire, promote, or fire for?”


378. “As you begin changing your thinking, start immediately to change your behavior. Begin to act the part of the person you would like to become. Take action on your behavior. Too many people want to feel, then take action. This never works.” – John Maxwell


379. “Take action. An inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention” – Steve Maraboli


380. Don’t question why… Trust in nature and start taking action.


381. “One of the most exciting things about coaching is the buzz you get when you push out of your comfort zone, come up with a plan and put it into action! Life takes on a whole new meaning as you re-create your life the way you want it.” - Emma-Louise Elsey


382. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” – Finish Strong Quote


383. “If you have the right people on the bus, they will be self-motivated. The real question then becomes: How do you manage in such a way as not to de-motivate people? And one of the single most de-motivating actions you can take is to hold out false hopes, soon to be swept away by events.”


384. “This was it—decision time. All the fantasizing, dreaming, investigating, deliberating, and action taken came down to this moment. I didn’t have to go. I could’ve still changed my mind, said no, and climbed back in the plane. This was the moment. Would I face my fears in pursuit of my dream, or would I give up, not follow through, and forever regret it?”


385. “Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.” ~ Andrew Jackson


386. “Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it’s no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.”


387. “Let your dreams become your reality, set your goals, take action, and live your dream.” — Catherine Pulsifer


388. “Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” – Conrad Hilton


389. “With a big enough why you can overcome any how.- If your motivation and desire are great enough (that is, why you are acting), you’ll take action even when it is quite difficult. Greta craving can be power great action- even when friction is high.”


390. “It is not enough to just say relationships are important; we must prove it by investing time in them. Words alone are worthless. My children, our love should not be just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action. Relationships take time and effort, and the best way to spell love is 'T-I-M-E'.”


391. Nobody’s perfect. If someone is hurt by your actions, you can apologize and make amends. When you admit your mistakes, you give yourself the chance to learn from them.


392. “GET TOUGH. Mental and spiritual toughness go together. Deepen your commitment to your most essential values and mentally rehearse the specific ways you can take positive action.”


393. “No matter how bleak or menacing a situation may appear, it does not entirely own us. It can’t take away our freedom to respond, our power to take action.” – Ryder Carroll


394. "Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” — Steve Maraboli


395. “The most effective form of learning is practice, not planning. Focus on taking action, not being in motion. Habit formation is the process by which a behavior becomes progressively more automatic through repetition.”


396. “It is true that the teacher supervises the children, but there are various things that “call” the children at different ages. Indeed, the brilliancy, the colours, and the beauty of gaily decorated objects are nothing more than “voices” which attract the attention of a child and encourage him to act. These objects possess an eloquence that no teacher could ever attain. “Take me” they say, “keep me unharmed, and put me back in my place,” and a child's action carried out in response to this invitation gives him that lively satisfaction and that awakening of energy which predispose him to the more difficult task of developing his intellect. ”


397. “You have to make mistakes to find out who you aren’t. You take the action, and the insight follows: You don’t think your way into becoming yourself.” - Anne Lamott


398. “Coaching works because it’s all about you. When you connect with what you really want and why – and take action – magical things can happen.” - Emma-Louise Elsey andy Motzek


399. “Your right actions might hurt someone, so if required apologize for your right actions, but don’t stop taking right actions.“


400. “Cultivating debate, argument, dialogue, and disagreement—all this takes time, resulting in a slower decision-making process than just issuing an executive order. But it also increases the probability of choosing a wise course of action.”


401. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful men keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit. ”


402. “Make decisions, set standards and take actions that will get you closer to becoming the best version of you and the person you were born to be.” ― Ed Mylett


403. “As you begin changing your thinking, start immediately to change your behavior. Begin to act the part of the person you would like to become. Take action on your behavior. Too many people want to feel, then take action. This never works.”


404. Helping convene global stakeholders to establish a set of measurable, actionable and consensus-built goals focused on extreme poverty is invaluable. - Bill Gates


405. “One of the key elements for self-leadership is responsibility. If you can take responsibility, you can take action. If you take action, you get results” – Me 😊


406. “Once people stop making excuses, stop blaming others, and take ownership of everything in their lives, they are compelled to take action to solve their problems. They are better leaders, better followers, more dependable and actively contributing team members, and more skilled in aggressively driving toward mission accomplishment. But they’re also humble, able to keep their egos from damaging relationships and adversely impacting the mission and the team.” – Jocko Willink


407. “There is one truth that must be sought after first before you can go further and that truth is that you must take charge of your own life for you cannot lead a life of truth if you let someone else take responsibility for your thoughts or actions.” – Byron Pulsifer


408. “I refer to this as the difference between being in motion and taking action. The two ideas sound similar, but they’re not the same. When you’re in motion, you’re planning and strategizing and learning. Those are all good things, but they don’t produce a result.”


409. What’s keeping you from being rich? In most cases it’s simply a lack of belief. In order to become rich, you must believe you can do it, and you must take the actions necessary to achieve your goal.” – Suze Orman


410. “Work for a child must possess some variety within itself. A child does not have to know the reasons for sowing or reaping to have his interest aroused. He will readily undertake very simple actions which have an immediate end or which permit him to use some special effort. He will for example, gladly pluck weeds from paths or furrows, sweep up dried leaves or carry away an old branch. In a word, to have a field of activity and occasion for new experiences bring satisfaction to the animating spirit which prompts a child to make its way in the world. ”


411. “Emotions drive behavior. Every decision is an emotional decision at some level. Whatever your logical reasons are for taking action, you only feel compelled to act on them because of emotion. In fact, people with damage to emotional centers of the brain can list many reasons for taking action but still will not act because they do not have emotions to drive them. This is why craving comes before response. The feeling comes first, and then the behavior.”


412. “Luck and risk are both the reality that every outcome in life is guided by forces other than individual effort. They are so similar that you can’t believe in one without equally respecting the other. They both happen because the world is too complex to allow 100% of your actions to dictate 100% of your outcomes. They are driven by the same thing: You are one person in a game with seven billion other people and infinite moving parts. The accidental impact of actions outside of your control can be more consequential than the ones you consciously take. But both are so hard to measure, and hard to accept, that they too often go overlooked.”


413. “Punctuality is not just limited to arriving at a place at the right time, it is also about taking actions at the right time.” ―Amit Kalantri


414. “I do have reasons for hope: our clever brains, the resilience of nature, the indomitable human spirit, and above all, the commitment of young people when they’re empowered to take action.”


415. “Do not only think about it, but feel about it, also, before taking appropriate action.”


416. “I have made terrible mistakes that have hurt the people that I cared about the most, and I am terribly sorry. I am deeply ashamed of my terrible judgment and my actions.”


417. Success will take forever to be achieved, but it can be turned around in a few minutes by a few reckless actions in no time.


418. In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.


419. "In life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action."


420. “Be your own best advocate. Only you know how you feel. Don’t hide away from what you need because society tells you it isn’t “manly” to ask for help. Find what helps you and commit to it. It takes real strength to admit that you need help and take action. “


421. “Forgive the person and their actions, never give in to hate. Let it go, set it free, and karma will take care of what is meant to be.”


422. “The strength to sustain recovery can only come from the addict understanding and defining his circle of influence, from recognising that there are factors over which he can exert authority and control, and from taking responsibility for the outcome of his actions.” (Morteza Khaleghi)


423. “If you say that you are healthy, dynamic and fully alive your life will be transformed. You see, the words you say to yourself affect your self-image and your self-image determines what actions you take. For example, if your self-image is one of a person who lacks the confidence to do anything of value, you will only be able to take actions that are aligned with this trait. On the other hand, if your self-image is one of a radiant individual who is fearless, again all your actions will correspond to this quality. Your self-image is a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts.”


424. “The important thing is to dare to dream big, then take action to make it come true.” – Joe Girard


425. “know where you are weak, and take action to make sure you don’t fall prey to the weakness.” – Dave Ramsey


426. “Freedom is the continuous action we all must take, and each generation must do its part to create an even more fair, more just society. The work of love, peace, and justice will always be necessary, until their realism and their imperative takes hold of our imagination, crowds out any dream of hatred or revenge, and fills up our existence with their power.”


427. “Breakthrough moments are often the result of many previous actions, which build up the potential required to unleash a major change. This pattern shows up everywhere. Cancer spends 80 percent of its life undetectable, then takes over the body in months.18 Bamboo can barely be seen for the first five years as it builds extensive root systems underground before exploding ninety feet into the air within six weeks.”


428. “The more there are riots, the more repressive action will take place, and the more we face the danger of a right-wing takeover and eventually a fascist society.”


429. “The longer you’re not taking action the more money you’re losing.” – Carrie Wilkerson


430. “get around to taking action. As Voltaire once wrote, “The best is the enemy of the good.”2”


431. “Stay away from people who can’t take responsibility for their actions & who make you feel bad for being angry at them when they do you wrong.”


432. What we decide, the action we take,


433. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don’t quit.” Conrad Hilton


434. “Successful leaders have the courage to take action while others hesitate.”


435. “If we have hope, we have a reason to take action.”


436. “Whatever you do. you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon. there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories. but it takes brave men and women to win them.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


437. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.” - Conrad Hilton


438. As for his famous saying, it refers to the concept of opportunity cost. This means, each choice you make has its cost, and delays (as a choice to not take action) usually lead to decrease in output.


439. “What if — is more complicated than that? What if maybe opposite is true as well? Because, if bad can sometimes come from good actions—? where does it ever say, anywhere, that only bad can come from bad actions? Maybe sometimes — the wrong way is the right way? You can take the wrong path and it still comes out where you want to be? Or, spin it another way, sometimes you can do everything wrong and it still turns out to be right?”


440. Inspiring thoughts are stimulating to the mind and encourage us to believe in ourselves and reach for new heights. The actions we take from an inspired place are more likely to succeed and be enjoyable.


441. “In essence, if we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions.It’s not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.” —Tony Robbins, American entrepreneur and motivational speaker


442. Leadership is a function of knowing yourself, having a vision that is well communicated, building trust among colleagues, and taking effective action to realize your own leadership potential. - Author: Warren G. Bennis


443. “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” — Conrad Hilton


444. “Dream big. Set goals. Take action.” – Unknown


445. “growing closer to God has a whole lot less to do with any action we might take and a whole lot more to do with positioning our hearts toward His. It’s what I call intentionally positioning ourselves to experience God—and the posture we are to take”


446. “If you are unsure of a course of action, do not attempt it. Your doubts and hesitations will infect your execution. Timidity is dangerous: Better to enter with boldness. Any mistakes you commit through audacity are easily corrected with more audacity. Everyone admires the bold; no one honors the timid.”


447. “Enlightenment writer and philosopher Voltaire likened life to a game of cards. Players must accept the cards dealt to them. However, once they have those cards in hand, they alone choose how they will play them. They decide what risks and actions to take.”


448. “Author Noel M. Tichy says, “The ultimate test for a leader is not whether he or she makes smart decisions and takes decisive action, but whether he or she teaches others to be leaders and builds an organization that can sustain its success even when he or she is not around.”


449. “if you have to convince them to see the vision, you will have to convince them to take action.”


450. Growing closer to God has a whole lot less to do with any action we might take and a whole lot more to do with positioning our hearts toward His. It's what I call intentionally positioning ourselves to experience God - and the posture we are to take - Author: Lysa TerKeurst


451. "Take action. An inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of intention” – Steve Maraboli


452. “In any chain of command, the leadership must always present a united front to the troops. A public display of discontent or disagreement with the chain of command undermines the authority of leaders at all levels. This is catastrophic to the performance of any organization. As a leader, if you don’t understand why decisions are being made, requests denied, or support allocated elsewhere, you must ask those questions up the chain. Then, once understood, you can pass that understanding down to your team. Leaders in any chain of command will not always agree. But at the end of the day, once the debate on a particular course of action is over and the boss has made a decision—even if that decision is one you argued against—you must execute the plan as if it were your own. When leading up the chain of command, use caution and respect. But remember, if your leader is not giving the support you need, don’t blame him or her. Instead, reexamine what you can do to better clarify, educate, influence, or convince that person to give you what you need in order to win. The major factors to be aware of when leading up and down the chain of command are these: • Take responsibility for leading everyone in your world, subordinates and superiors alike. • If someone isn’t doing what you want or need them to do, look in the mirror first and determine what you can do to better enable this. • Don’t ask your leader what you should do, tell them what you are going to do.”


453. “Say out loud the action that you are thinking of taking and what the outcome will be.”


454. “Hesitation is the enemy. Hesitation allows the moment to pass, the opportunity to be lost, the enemy to get the upper hand. Hesitation turns into cowardice. It stops us from moving forward, from taking initiative, from executing what we know we must. Hesitation defeats us. So we must defeat it. To win, all you have to do is overcome that moment: The Waiting. The Hesitation. And to do that, all you have to do is: Go. Move. Take the action. Get out of bed. Get your feet on the ground. Step forward. Do not hesitate. Do not wait. Go forward: And win.”


455. “How we interpret the events in our lives, our perspective, is the framework for our forthcoming response—whether there will even be one or whether we’ll just lie there and take it. Where the head goes, the body follows. Perception precedes action. Right action follows the right perspective.”


456. “When we learn to deal directly with our complaints and difficulties, romanticized ideas about the spiritual path are no longer meaningful. We see that what is important is to take responsibility for ourselves, and to always be aware of our thoughts, feelings, and actions.” Tarthang Tulku, Tibetan teacher, and Buddhist


457. “Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It’s the impetus for creating change.” — Max Carver


458. “In practice, it doesn’t really matter how long it takes for a habit to become automatic. What matters is that you take the actions you need to take to make progress.”


459. “They are driven by the same thing: You are one person in a game with seven billion other people and infinite moving parts. The accidental impact of actions outside of your control can be more consequential than the ones you consciously take.“


460. “The most important action that a leader must take to encourage the building of trust on a team is to demonstrate vulnerability first. This requires that a leader risk losing face in front of the team, so that subordinates will take the same risk themselves. What is more, team leaders must create an environment that does not punish vulnerability.”


461. “In any chain of command, the leadership must always present a united front to the troops. A public display of discontent or disagreement with the chain of command undermines the authority of leaders at all levels. This is catastrophic to the performance of any organization. As a leader, if you don’t understand why decisions are being made, requests denied, or support allocated elsewhere, you must ask those questions up the chain. Then, once understood, you can pass that understanding down to your team. Leaders in any chain of command will not always agree. But at the end of the day, once the debate on a particular course of action is over and the boss has made a decision—even if that decision is one you argued against—you must execute the plan as if it were your own. When leading up the chain of command, use caution and respect. But remember, if your leader is not giving the support you need, don’t blame him or her. Instead, reexamine what you can do to better clarify, educate, influence, or convince that person to give you what you need in order to win. The major factors to be aware of when leading up and down the chain of command are these: • Take responsibility for leading everyone in your world, subordinates and superiors alike. • If someone isn’t doing what you want or need them to do, look in the mirror first and determine what you can do to better enable this. • Don’t ask your leader what you should do, tell them what you are going to do. APPLICATION TO BUSINESS “Corporate doesn’t understand what’s going on out here,” said the field manager. “Whatever experience those guys had in the field from years ago, they have long forgotten. They just don’t get what we are dealing with, and their questions and second-guessing prevents me and my team from getting the job done.” The infamous they. I was on a visit to a client company’s field leadership team, the frontline troops that executed the company’s mission. This was where the rubber met the road: all the corporate capital initiatives, strategic planning sessions, and allocated resources were geared to support this team here on the ground. How the frontline troops executed the mission would ultimately mean success or failure for the entire company. The field manager’s team was geographically separated from their corporate headquarters located hundreds of miles away. He was clearly frustrated. The field manager had a job to do, and he was angry at the questions and scrutiny from afar. For every task his team undertook he was required to submit substantial paperwork. In his mind, it made for a lot more work than necessary and detracted from his team’s focus and ability to execute. I listened and allowed him to vent for several minutes. “I’ve been in your shoes,” I said. “I used to get frustrated as hell at my chain of command when we were in Iraq. They”


462. “If someone gives you coaching, be respectful enough to take action.”


463. Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but they don't quit. -Conrad Hilton


464. “Take action. Get out from under all your stuff. Get rid of it. Give away what you don’t need. You were born free—free of stuff, free of burden. But since the first time they measured your tiny body for clothes, people have been foisting stuff upon you. And you’ve been adding links to the pile of chains yourself ever since.”


465. “Perhaps we have become too analytical to take decisive action. We may be spending too much time studying our problems and not enough time solving them.”


466. Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.»


467. Just remember, there are no quick fixes. But, by taking action just a little bit every day, you will build up a powerful reservoir of confidence, self-esteem, and discipline.” – Scott Allan


468. “Almost every problem people face in their careers and other aspects of their lives—such as failed diets, marriages, and financial problems—are all the result of not taking enough action.”

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