Why Do Anything?
If you’re interested in not being exactly where you are today a year from now, you must DO something. First item on your DO list – Read these quotes on the importance of taking ACTION!
“If you only do what you know you can do — you never do very much.” ~ Tom Krause (motivational speaker, Teacher and Coach, b.1934)
“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
“Thinking is easy, acting is difficult, and to put one’s thoughts into action is the most difficult thing in the world.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)
“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” ~ Napoleon Hill (1883-1970)
“Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold — but so does a hard-boiled egg.” ~ Unattributed
“Many fine things can be done in a day if you don’t always make that day tomorrow” ~ Unattributed
“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.” ~ Karen Ravn
“Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” ~ John Wooden
“Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.” ~ Chamfort (1741- 1794)
I’ve heard it said, “When the time to act arrives … the time for planning is over.” That said, planning is an integral part of any success strategy.
“If you want to go quickly – go alone [Act]
“If you want to go far – go together [Plan + Act]
I’d invite you to review the graphic [Fig 1.] titled “Steps in a successful strategic business plan” working top to bottom will indeed increase your productivity … it will provide structure … and when integrated with your goals will certainly answer, “Why Do Anything?”
Here’s to your best month, quarter, and year … “why do anything” – because you can!