Action may not always bring
but there is no happiness without action.
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
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
On s'engage et puis on voit!
("One jumps into the
fray, then figures out what to do next.")
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"