Take Action For More Success

compass-283234_640Your success at work depends on generating innovative ideas and taking action on them. If you master these skills you will be unstoppable. While idea creation seems to be the more difficult of the two skill sets, it is actually taking action that presents a huge challenge to most of us.

Here are our favorite 22 inspirational quotes to help you master taking action!

“Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes the difference.” – Nolan Bushnell

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

“In order to succeed you must fail, so that you know what not to do the next time.” – Anthony J. D’Angelo

“Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it” – Leonardo da Vinci

“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

“Ideas come from everywhere” Alfred Hitchcock

“Our aspirations are our possibilities.” Samuel Johnson

“What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing.” Aristotle

“The realization of the self is only possible if one is productive, if one can give birth to one’s own potentialities. “ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Nothing great was achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I expect the gift of good and industrious hours.” Rainer Maria Rilke

“An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.” Friedrich Engels

“Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.” Samuel Johnson

“Genius is mainly an affair of energy.” Matthew Arnold

“It is better to ask some questions than to know all the answers.” James Thurber

“Many small maken a great.” Geoffrey Chaucer

“It takes a long time to bring excellence to maturity.” Publilius Syrus

“I am still learning” Michelangelo

“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” Erica Jong

“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci

“The way to get ahead is to start now. If you start now, you will know a lot next year that you don’t know and that you would not have known next year if you had waited.” William Feather

“Action may not always bring happiness… but there’s no happiness without action.” – Benjamin Disraeli

Take action, even a tiny step today!