"Just Do It"- This catchy phrase of Nike says it all about Action.
In the previous post,we have talked about "Law of Attraction".Even if have a dream,visualise,if you are not taking action,then it is of no use.If you want to reduce weight,go to gym today.If you want to start business,register the domain today.Don't postpone anything,act on them now.Procrastination is a disease.Don't attract it.My Principal in my higher secondary school used to say "Tomorrow never comes,only Today is true".
Real life examples from my life:
1.When i wanted to come to U.S,i joined in a computer course,I used to work in the daytime,study computers at night.I worked as a faculty member in two leading institutions.I worked as a software engineer tried my hand at coding.I took action.
2.When i joined higher secondary,i took english medium.Till my secondary school,i was in tamil medium.I coundn't cope with english,i didn't understand what they were teaching.One day i was weeping all the way from my class room to the school gate as i couldn't understand anything on that day.My maths teacher stopped by,asked me why,encouraged me that i could do it.Then i took action..I used to listen to english news through Radio,TV.I picked up.Now i can speak to my collegues,customers in english.Even i can be able to write this blog in english,not bad for a village boy who cried over english,right.
3.I was 210 lbs six months ago.I took action.I started to go to gym every day.If i miss one day,i compensated with walking in the park,do yoga or floor exercised at apartment itself.Now, my weight is 197 lbs,i reduced almost 13 lbs.This is the magic of action.
Franklin D. Roosevelt: Action QuoteIt is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.
Vincent Lombardi: Action QuoteIt is time for us all to stand and cheer for the doer, the achiever - the one who recognizes the challenge and does something about it.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: Action QuoteIt takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong.
Brian Tracy: Action QuoteI've found that luck is quite predictable.
Never getting started is the equivalent of surrendering your army
before the battle’s begun.
Well done is better than well said. ~Benjamin Franklin
Between saying and doing many a pair of shoes is worn out. ~Italian Proverb
After all is said and done, a lot more will have been said than done. ~Author Unknown
The shortest answer is doing. ~Lord Herbert
Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement. ~Alfred Adler
We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action. ~Frank Tibolt
A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain. ~Arabian Proverb
An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied. ~Arnold Glasow
Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action. ~Brendan Francis
Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. ~Peter Marshall
Never mistake motion for action. ~Ernest Hemingway
Action is eloquence. ~William Shakespeare
There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today. ~Mignon McLaughlin
A barking dog is often more useful than a sleeping lion. ~Washington Irving, adapted from a verse in the Bible
Action is the last resource of those who know not how to dream. ~Oscar Wilde
Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action. ~Walter Anderson, The Confidence Course, 1997
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. ~Author Unknown
Talk doesn't cook rice. ~Chinese Proverb
Be content to act, and leave the talking to others. ~Baltasar Gracian
All know the way; few actually walk it. ~BodhidharmaContemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live. ~Nicolas de Chamfort
The first step binds one to the second. ~French Proverb
I do not believe in a fate that falls on men however they act; but I do believe in a fate that falls on man unless they act. ~G.K. Chesterton
If your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt. ~Henry J. Kaiser
There is no moment like the present. The man who will not execute his resolutions when they are fresh upon him can have no hope from them afterwards: they will be dissipated, lost, and perish in the hurry and scurry of the world, or sunk in the slough of indolence. ~Maria Edgeworth
Deliberation is a function of the many; action is the function of one. ~Charles de Gaulle, War Memoirs, 1960
Action is the antidote to despair. ~Joan Baez
Ironically, making a statement with words is the least effective method. ~Grey Livingston
He liked to go from A to B without inventing letters between. ~John McPhee
We are all inclined to judge ourselves by our ideals; others, by their acts. ~Harold Nicolson
The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs. ~Vance Havner
He who has made a thousand things and he who has made none, both feel the same desire: to make something. ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin
Don't find fault. Find a remedy. ~Henry Ford
Success will never be a big step in the future, success is a small step taken just now. ~Jonatan Mårtensson
Nature takes away any faculty that is not used. ~William R. Inge
He that waits upon fortune is never sure of a dinner. ~Benjamin Franklin
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. ~James Baldwin
Action will remove the doubts that theory cannot solve. ~Tehyi Hsieh
Men expect too much, do too little. ~Allen Tate
When deeds speak, words are nothing. ~African Proverb
People may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do. ~Lewis Cass
We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. ~Calvin Coolidge
If you believe that some day it's going to happen, some day it probably will happen. You just have to make sure you're there when it's happening, and ideally you're at the front of the parade, and the principle beneficiary of when it happens, but it's not a kind of thing where you just sort of sit back and wait.Steve Case
If you don't act now while it's fresh in your mind, it will probably join the list of things you were always going to do but never quite got around to. Chances are you'll also miss some opportunities.Paul Clitheroe
You've got to seize the opportunity if it is presented to you.Clive Davis
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.Walt Disney
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.Benjamin Disraeli
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.Ralph Waldo Emerson
Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.Conrad Hilton
Remember, a real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.Anthony Robbins
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.Sun Tzu
If you wait until all the lights are "green" before you leave home, you'll never get started on your trip to the top.Zig Ziglar
The major difference between the big shot and the little shot is the big shot is just a little shot who kept on shooting.Zig Ziglar
All the best.