Act Now, Think Later: Seven Quotes to Get Your Career (and Life) Moving

Actions speak louder than words, but the following words just might get you off your butt to do something about it.


An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson


There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.

-John F. Kennedy


Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

-Thomas Jefferson


If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.

-Vincent Van Gogh


If people tell you you should live your life preparing for the future, do not believe them. Real life is found only in the present.

-Leo Tolstoy


Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.

-Vaclav Havel


It is easier to act yourself into a new way of thinking than it is to think yourself into a new way of acting.

Millard Fuller, Co-Founder, Habitat for Humanity

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