One of the common themes of this blog is encouraging people to take action.

It’s all very well to have dreams, aspirations and positive attitudes, but it’s insufficient if you don’t do something that will take your closer to realising your goals.

I need constant reminders on the subject myself, so I’ve compiled this series of quotes to inspire me to do more.  I hope that you are similarly inspired.

Here are my 10 favourite quotes on the subject of action:

“Do or do not.  There is no try.”  Yoda, The Empire Strikes Back

“Never confuse movement with action.”  Ernest Hemingway

“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention.”  Kahlil Gibran

“You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.”  Henry Ford

“At least do something! Do! Don’t think, don’t hope, do!”  Coach John Kennedy Snr during the 1975 half-time of the VFL grand final.

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply.Willing is not enough; we must do.”  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.”  George Bernard Shaw

“Get started quickly and see what happens. There’s nothing wrong with planning, but you can spend a lifetime making a plan that never turns into action.”  Chris Guillebeau

“In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:17

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”  Galatians 6:9

Hopefully, by now you’ve noticed the trend here.

Do something.

Don’t be afraid of making mistakes.

Don’t spend too much time thinking about the right thing to do.

Just do something!

Most people that I meet have something in their lives that they know they should be doing, but aren’t.

Let me encourage you today to read through this list of quotes again and make a decision to take action.

In addition, do you have a favourite quote about action that you would like to share with us?

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