Being willing is not enough. We must do.— Leonardo da Vinci
Sensational Taking Action quotations
Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tip top if you must, but take the step.
The only difference between success and failure is the ability to take action.
We can begin by doing small things at the local level, like planting community gardens or looking out for our neighbors. That is how change takes place in living systems, not from above but from within, from many local actions occurring simultaneously.
Taking a step back can often be the quickest way forward.
We all need to get the balance right between action and reflection.
With so many distractions, it is easy to forget to pause and take stock.
The purpose of information is not knowledge. It is being able to take the right action.
...a person and an organization must have goals, take actions to achieve those goals, gather evidence of achievement, study and reflect on the data and from that take actions again. Thus, they are in a continuous feedback spiral toward continuous improvement. This is what 'Kaizan' means.
It's easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action.
Without a standard there is no logical basis for making a decision or taking action.
Existence is movement. Action is movement. Existence is defined by the rhythm of forces in natural balance. (...) It is our appreciation for dance that allows us to see clearly the rhythms of nature and to take natural rhythm to a plane of well-organised art and culture.
It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.
We're all flawed heroes. Responsibility is power. Take responsibility for the consequences of your actions, and the world is yours. Everything is a choice.
It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action.
Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.
The truth is... everything counts. Everything. Everything we do and everything we say. Everything helps or hurts; everything adds to or takes away from someone else.
It takes nothing to join the crowd. It takes everything to stand alone.
A man sees in the world what he carries in his heart.
Action must be taken at once, there is no time to be lost.
Just as ripples spread out when a single pebble is dropped into water, the actions of individuals can have far-reaching effects.
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.
Unless the people, through unified action, arise and take charge of their government, they will find that their government has taken charge of them. Independence and liberty will be gone, and the general public will find itself in a condition of servitude to an aggregation of organized and selfish interest.
One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
In every case, the remedy is to take action.
Get clear about exactly what it is that you need to learn and exactly what you need to do to learn it. BEING CLEAR KILLS FEAR. Make it thy business to know thyself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.
The steps you take today, bring you closer to the path you will follow tomorrow.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
As you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. It means fear is no longer a dominant factor in what you do and no longer prevents you from taking action to initiate change.
Don't wait for your ship to come in, swim out and meet the bloody thing.
Take more chances, dance more dances.
If I offered you a thousand dollars to take off your shoes, you'd very likely accept--and then I could triumphantly announce that 'rewards work.' But as with punishments, they can never help someone develop a *commitment* to a task or action, a reason to keep doing it when there's no longer a payoff.
Put away the book, the description, the tradition, the authority, and take the journey of self-discovery. Love, and don't be caught in opinions and ideas about what love is or should be. When you love, everything will come right. Love has its own action.
The path to success is to take massive, determined action.
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.
We have learnt, rather too late, that action comes, not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
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.
Pay less attention to what men say. Just watch what they do.
Take the first step in faith. You dont have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.
the shell must break before the bird can fly.
Summoning up the courage to take action is always the same regardless of how seemingly big or small the challenge. What may look like a small act of courage is courage nonetheless. The important thing is to be willing to take a step forward.
Worship is not an experience. Worship is an act, and this takes discipline. We are to worship ''in spirit and in truth.'' Never mind about the feelings. We are to worship in spite of them.
You don’t have to see the whole path. Stay focused on your vision, and take the next steps.
I know as I'm taking my dying breath, the ambulance guy will ask me why they cancelled Action.
Complaining is silly. Either act or forget.
We need a type of theatre which not only releases the feelings, insights and impulses possible within the particular historical field of human relations in which the action takes place, but employs and encourages those thoughts and feelings which help transform the field itself.
You only have control over three things in your life - the thoughts you think, the images you visualize, and the actions you take (your behavior). How you use these three things determines everything you experience. If you don't like what you are producing and experiencing, you have to change your responses.