Peter Drucker

The greatest wisdom not applied to action and behavior is meaningless data.

Dave Weinbaum

Those who let things happen usually lose to those who make things happen.

Kevin Kelly

The antidote for too much knowledge is execution. Why? Execution helps to work through fear and build confidence. Knowledge will always give you enough reasons not to act. Execution is taking the next step in spite of that knowledge.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult

Napoleon Hill

An educated person is not necessarily one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge. Any person is educated who knows where to get knowledge when it is needed and how to organize that knowledge into definite plans of action.

George Bernard Shaw

Our conduct is influenced not by our experience but by our expectations.

William Shakespeare

There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.

Jerry Sternin

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

Clayton Christensen

When management waits until the data is clear, the game is over. But that means management has to take action on a theory rather than evidence. Unfortunately, the word theory gets a bum rap at the Harvard Business School and in business in general because it’s associated with the term theoretical, which connotes impractical. But actually theory is very practical. It says this will happen … [ Read more ]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

To put ideas into action is the most difficult thing in the world.

Theodore Roosevelt

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no … [ Read more ]

Japanese Proverb

Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.

Ursula K. Leguin

When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.

Charles Kettering

Action without intelligence is a form of insanity, but intelligence without action is the greatest form of stupidity in the world.

Bjorn Lomborg

Prioritization is about doing something. It’s not about an excuse for inaction.

Joan L. Bragar

Business managers are trained for action and speed – hence the “ready, fire, aim” mentality now prevalent in so many organizations. Far too often, thinking is seen as a luxury, and collective thinking as an aberration. The link between shared understanding and effective collective action is not widely understood or recognized. Under these circumstances, asking managers to accelerate shared learning is asking them to unlearn … [ Read more ]

Adlai Stevenson

On the plains of hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who at the dawn of victory lay down to rest, and in resting died.

Lou Holtz

When all is said and done, a lot more is said than done.

Ernest Hemingway

Never confuse movement with action.

Clemmer Group

People can’t do what they can’t imagine.