Pearls of Wisdom
Action may not always bring
but there is no happiness without action.
4 WHYs of True Success
You’ve got to start with your gut, with
something you are really
about, for a good reason. You won’t get there by sitting in a closet and
thinking, ‘Boy I know the world must want this.’
Serious People Actually DO Something; Non-Serious People Talk About
Doing Something or Plan to do Something One Day.
~ Stuart Goldsmith
I can give you a six-word formula for
success: "Think things through – then follow through.
~ Edward Rickenbacker
Now here, you see, it takes all the running
you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else,
you must run at least twice as fast as that.
~ Lewis Carroll
A good plan violently executed now is
better than a perfect plan executed next week.
~ from Warfighting, the
United States Marine Corps
Why Change Fails:
8 Common Errors Leaders Make
The world has a way of undermining complex
plans. This is particularly true in fast moving environments. A fast
moving environment can evolve more quickly than a complex plan can be
adapted to it. By the time you have adapted, the target has changed.
~ General Carl Von
Winning in Business
On s'engage et puis on voit!
("One jumps into the
fray, then figures out what to do next.")
~ Napoleon Bonaparte
Thus, though I have heard of successful
military operations that were clumsy but swift, cleverness has never
been seen associated with long delays.
Sun Tzu, "The Art of War"
The essential factor of military success is
speed, that is taking advantage of others' unpreparedness or lack of
foresight, their failure to catch up, going by routes they do not
expect, attacking where they are not on guard. This you cannot
accomplish with hesitation.
~ Sun Tzu, "The
Art of War"
Four Steps to a Super
Here are four things you can do to assure
your attitude is the very best it can be,
under all circumstances.
Focus On The
you face, focus on the future rather than on the past. Instead of
worrying about who did what and who is to blame, focus on
want to be and what you want to do.
Get a clear mental image
of your ideal successful future, and then take whatever action you
can to begin moving in that direction. Get your mind,
your thoughts, and your
mental images on the future...
The Key To Success
Most of the
problems in life stem from one
cause: we can't get ourselves to take action. It's not that we don't know
what to do. The problem is getting ourselves to follow through and do it.
isn't determined by genetics. It's about
persistent, consistent action.
Action is the key. You can be the most talented
person in the world or have the best ideas, yet still if you do not take
action you will achieve nothing.
Having dreams and
is not enough. If you wish to
something, don't let life just "happen" to you.
Set goals and take action.
The Four Skills of an
Excerpts from the "Art
of War", Sun Tzu, app. 500 BC
Balancing Action and
involves creating and a delicate and ongoing
between two somewhat opposing forces –
of where you are now and action
of pushing toward where you need to go. This balance between reflection and
action is very similar to the balance of
Yang in the
The Virtuous Circle of
How To Overcome
Procrastination is the avoidance of doing a
task which needs to be accomplished.
Too many people want more form their life but
never start. They are talkers, not doers. Their ability to act seems
Procrastination destroys your dreams and goals
and leaves you with nothing but regrets. It can eat away at the
quality of your life with devastating results. Procrastination robs you of
time, while simultaneously making you feel miserable about it...
The Skill of Getting
Yourself To Take Action
people are afraid to go after what they want because it would force them to
stretch their comfort zones.
convince themselves that a time will come when they won't be afraid to go
after their goals. But this 'special' time when everything falls into place
will never come. You will always feel out of your comfort zone when it comes
to changing and improving
aren't free of fear and worry; they move forward in spite of it. They've
learnt how to
and get themselves to take action. If you
wish to succeed, you must learn how to develop and master the skill of
motivated to do the things you've always wanted to do.1
Don't Quit, Keep Going
The law of inertia says that "a body at rest
tends to remain at rest or a body in motion tends to remain in motion."
Understand the power that even the tiniest of actions can have when taken in
a negative situation.
See the problem as a growth opportunity – it's usually at this time that
your greatest growth can occur.
Turning Problems Into Opportunities:
Put Your Business Plan Into
is an essential part of developing a
successful business. However, it's of no use if it just stays as a plan
on paper. Your business plans need to be implemented and this requires you
taking action. But not just any old actions where you fall in the trap of
keeping yourself extremely busy. You need to consistently take the actions
that are critical to the success of your business...
The Tao of
Fortune Favors the Brave
Boldness is a necessary part of
courage but it must
be a boldness based on an intelligent assessment of the potential risks and
rewards. The wonderful nature of boldness is that, properly directed, it
builds the habit of courage in the person who practices it.
Act Boldly in Every Situation
In my experience, any virtue translated into
action leads almost invariably to positive results. This applies to
love and courage. I’ve always liked the advice of an
old man to his grandson. “Act boldly and unseen forces will come to your
What Does Creativity Brings
To Your Life?
Summary of the interview of Linda Dessau with
17 creative artists
happiness, energy and power.
revitalizing, uplifting and
motivating. It gives you joy, the impetus to push further, and a
sense of power. It helps re-ignite your
for your work and excites you into courageous action...