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"Taking action births motivation." - Greg Smith

"I am not taking legal action against any team-mate." - Saido Berahino

"When you start taking consistent action, you will see results." - Marie Forleo

"Making mistakes is a way of taking action." - Paulo Coelho

"Healing requires taking action-it is not a passive event." - Caroline Myss

"Service is taking action to create value for someone else." - Ron Kaufman

"Creative and action are synonymous. You can't be creative. Without taking action." - Steve Fisher

"I do not support individual countries taking military action against another country because of its human rights record, or subsequently justifying taking such action on human rights grounds." - Mary Robinson

"Don't wait until you feel like taking positive action. Take the action and then you will feel like doing it." - Zig Ziglar

"By taking this action, I hope that I will have hastened the start of the healing." - Richard M. Nixon

"Worry is the facade of taking action when prayer really is." - Ann Voskamp

"Do it and do it now. Err on the side of taking action" - J. Willard Marriott

"Learning is not watching a video, learning is taking action and seeing what happens." - Seth Godin

"Without a standard there is no logical basis for making a decision or taking action." - Joseph M. Juran

"Give yourself a deadline to stop planning and to start taking action." - Andy Gilbert

"By taking this action, I hope that I will have hastened the start of the healing." - Richard Nixon

"Chi Wen Tzu always thought three times before taking action. Twice would have been quite enough." - Confucius

"We best avoid wars by taking even physical action to stop small ones." - Anthony Eden

"Taking action is hard, but know what? Enduring a bad situation can be its own hell." - Whoopi Goldberg

"Political action means taking on responsibility. This cannot happen without power. Power is to serve responsibility." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"A perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquility." - Billie Jean King

"Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquillity." - Billie Jean King

"Empathy makes you more aware of other people's suffering, but it's not clear it actually motivates you to take moral action or prevents you from taking immoral action." - David Brooks

"The world doesn't need another opinion, they need another person taking action. So I take action because I see the call and respond." - William

"The world does' need another opinion, they need another person taking action. So I take action because I see the call and respond." - William

"There are some long silences in Scandinavian and some Japanese films, when the audience knows action is taking place, but the audience hears no action." - John Henrik Clarke

"I find placebos uplifting and exhilarating. It means that taking action-no matter what the action is-might help you feel better." - A J Jacobs

"From the moment of birth we are immersed in action, and can only fitfully guide it by taking thought." - Alfred North Whitehead

"Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It's the impetus for creating change." - Max Carver

"Doing your best is taking the action because you love it, not because you're expecting a reward" - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"Letting go of your ego opens the door to taking a new and creative course of action." - Suzanne Mayo Frindt

"The executive art is nine-tenths inducing those who have authority to use it in taking pertinent action" - Chester Barnard

"I fear the future I wish for my children is at risk, so I'm taking action. Please join me..." - Madonna Ciccone

"The distance between taking social action and having the knowledge is as wide as the mouth of the Mississippi." - Mort Sahl

"It is easy to sit up and take notice. What is difficult is getting up and taking action." - Al Batt

"Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It's the impetus for creating change." - Max Carver

"Empathy is the starting point for creating a community and taking action. It's the impetus for creating change." - Max Carver

"I know as I'm taking my dying breath, the ambulance guy will ask me why they cancelled Action." - Illeana Douglas

"Those who are politically apathetic can only survive if they are supported by people who are capable of taking action." - Pericles

"It is easy to sit up and take notice, What is difficult is getting up and taking action." - Honore De Balzac

"Dear Procrastinator: Taking action in and of itself is not difficult, but is in fact satisfying and is usually followed by a sense of pride & accomplishment. However, it is THINKING about the action that you should be taking and NOT taking it that's difficult, as it leaves you feeling guilty and unsatisfied. THE SOLUTION: Stop thinking and take action NOW." - Hal Elrod

"Strike is always a form of direct action. With the strike, too, you are not asking government to make things easier for you by passing legislation, you are taking a direct action against the employer." - Howard Zinn

"Let no one say that taking action is hard. Action is aided by courage, by the moment, by impulse, and the hardest thing in the world is making a decision." - Franz Grillparzer

"Every belief that you hold manifests itself in some manner by either causing you to take some form of action or by preventing you from taking action. If you don't believe something is possible, you won't even attempt it." - Chris Prentiss

"There are two kinds of idiots - those who don't take action because they have received a threat, and those who think they are taking action because they have issued a threat." - Paulo Coelho

"We commend President Obama and his administration for taking this strong action against Iceland and its barbaric whaling industry... and we urge the President to take similar action against Japan and Norway as well!" - Hayden Panettiere

"If Margaret Thatcher took climate change seriously and believed that we should take action to reduce global greenhouse emissions, then taking action and supporting and accepting the science can hardly be the mark of incipient Bolshevism." - Malcolm Turnbull

"I believe that worrying about the problems plaguing our planet without taking steps to confront them is absolutely irrelevant. The only thing that changes this world is taking action." - Jody Williams

"The president is being denounced for not taking the kind of pre-emptive action in Afghanistan that he has been so passionately denounced for taking in Iraq. Damned if he does and damned if he doesn't." - Ferdinand Mount

"Be aware of the big difference between inspired action and activity. Activity comes from the brain-mind and is rooted in disbelief and lack of faith - you are taking action to "make" your desire happen. Inspired action is allowing the law to work through you and to move you. Activity feels hard. Inspired action feels wonderful." - Rhonda Byrne

"There is likely to be a lag between the need for action and government ["an individual's" or "a team's"] recognition of the need; a further lag between recognition of the need for action and the taking of action; and a still further lag between the action and its effects" - Milton Friedman

"The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. Through this I know the advantage of taking no action." - Laozi

"What changes your life is not learning more. What changes your life is making decisions & using your personal power & taking action." - Tony Robbins

"The familiar childhood admonition of 'counting to 10' before taking action works because it emphasizes the two key elements of anger management - time and distraction." - Bill Vaughan

"That's what we do on 'Entourage.' We embed ourselves in legitimate authentic moments so wherever the action is happening, we're taking pieces from that red carpet." - Adrian Grenier

"Anything that prevents you from taking an action or actions that might reasonably dispel legitimate anxieties. Fear is what paralyzes you." - Keith Olbermann

"The entire customer or user experience-from raising awareness, to buying a product / taking action, to getting customer support-is going digital." - Colleen Jones

"Heroism is about taking an action which represents a breakthrough, and then assuming full responsiblity for it, even if it's a failure." - Noa Ben Artzi-Pelossof

"No one can be guaranteed success without failures along the way. But one thing that guarantees failure is never taking action." - Clifton Anderson

"Many people think passion is a fuzzy feeling that makes taking action effortless. In fact, it's the gritty courage and tenacity to forge onward..." - Martha Beck

"We do not need, and indeed never will have, all the answers before we act ... It is often through taking action that we can discover some of them." - Charlotte Bunch

"I believe that the most joyful and intrinsic motivation human beings have for taking any action is the desire to meet our needs and the needs of others." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"Praise and reward create a system of extrinsic motivations for behavior. Children (and adults) end up taking action in order to receive the praise or rewards." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"How can we learn self-knowledge? Never by taking thought but rather by action. Try to do your duty and you'll soon discover what you're like." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"In the action business, when you don't want to say you ran like a mouse, you call it 'taking cover.' It's more heroic." - Jim Butcher

"Discipline is the habit of taking consistent action until one can perform with unconscious competence. Discipline weighs ounces but regret weighs tons." - Jhoon Goo Rhee

"In government and out, there are vast realms of the bureaucracy dedicated to seeking more information, in perpetuity if need be, in order to avoid taking action." - Meg Greenfield

"The key to success is being in the right place at the right time, recognizing that you are there, and taking action!" - Ray Kroc

"Leadership is a function of knowing yourself, having a vision that is well communicated, building trust among colleagues, and taking effective action to realize your own leadership potential." - Warren G. Bennis

"A big part of honesty is self-discipline, personal resolve, and taking pride in who you are as a person and what each action means to your character." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"We cannot think first and act afterwards. From the moment of birth we are immersed in action and can only fitfully guide it by taking thought." - Alfred North Whitehead

""Going with the flow" is for some people an excuse for not taking action and it refers usually to one's life situation." - Eckhart Tolle

"The fact is that I like thrillers and action movies. But what really fulfills me is getting out of my comfort zone, taking chances." - Halle Berry

"Conventional wisdom tells us to avoid taking unalterable action while at a low point in life. I have never been conventional." - Therese Fowler

"You will not make a man wiser by taking freedom of action from him. A man can only learn when he is free to act." - Auberon Herbert

"3D is quite a lot more advanced in animated movies; for live-action movies we're just taking baby steps, we're just in the beginning." - Ang Lee

"Countries across the world are taking action now to help them track paedophiles and terrorists who abuse new technology to plot their horrific crimes." - Theresa May

"Being busy and being productive are not necessarily the same. Many people keep busy to avoid taking action on things they're afraid to pursue." - Lauren Mackler

"Don't let your negative self beliefs haunt you out of taking action. You owe it to yourself to live the life that you desire." - Joel Brown

"Don't have conversations taking place in empty space. Weave in background details of where the action (dialogue is a form of "action") is taking place. Don't have invisible people talking, either. Let the reader see them as they speak - their facial expressions and gestures. And by all means "cue" the speeches to the speakers." - Lee Wyndham

"One of the biggest mistakes that most people make is clinging to the excuse that the time isn't quite right to take action. Well, let me tell you something: In my experience, conditions are never right at the right time. The timing is always wrong. So if you're waiting for everything to be perfect before taking action, you have a foolproof excuse for never taking action." - Robert Ringer

"According to the Fogg Behavior Model, ability is the capacity to do a particular behavior. *** Fogg describes six 'elements of simplicity' - the factors that influence a task's difficulty.[lxi] These are: - Time - How long it takes to complete an action. - Money - The fiscal cost of taking an action. - Physical Effort - The amount of labor involved in taking the action. - Brain Cycles - The level of mental effort and focus required to take an action. - Social Deviance - How accepted the behavior is by others. - Non-Routine - According to Fogg, 'How much the action matches or disrupts existing routines.
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"Doing your best is taking the action because you love it, not because you're expecting a reward. Most people do the exact opposite: They only take action when they expect a reward, and they don't enjoy the action. And that's the reason why they don't do their best." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"The Lord didn't make Lehi a mere spectator, watching and learning from afar. Instead, the Lord taught his prophet by taking him out of the bleachers and placing him right in the middle of the action." - John Bytheway

"As you become comfortable with uncertainty, infinite possibilities open up in your life. It means fear is no longer a dominant factor in what you do and no longer prevents you from taking action to initiate change." - Eckhart Tolle

"Gratitude isn't just a feeling, it's an action. Expressing gratitude by writing in a journal, taking a photo, or shooting a video creates a lasting impression that can bring more gratitude into the world-for children and adults." - Janice Kaplan

"Adversity is a call to action, and your freedom lies in taking the first step. Don't worry about the entire staircase, just take one step, and then tomorrow take another." - Kris Carr

"Instead of making up stories, stay with the facts. For example, "I am ruined" is a story. It limits you and prevents you from taking effective action. "I have 50 cents left in my bank account" is a fact." - Eckhart Tolle

"Almost every problem people face in their careers and other aspects of their lives - such as failed diets, marriages, and financial problems - are all the result of not taking enough action." - Grant Cardone

"Every adviser told me to study the company, learn the business for the first 90 days and don't make any decisions. I couldn't resist seeing broken things and immediately taking action." - Marcelo Claure

"If the Saints call, naturally I will consider taking their request to the Board of Supervisors. Because they're our Saints, too, and we're all in this together. But obviously, I couldn't do anything without board action." - Skip Bertman

"In the war against breast cancer, we have the ability to arm ourselves with knowledge and education is a powerful tool. By taking action and doing something positive, fear is replaced with hope." - Diahann Carroll

"It wasn't enough to be positive, focused and fearless, I had to take action! Musicians say that the hardest part of practicing is taking the instrument out of the case. To begin is to be half done!" - Joey Reiman

"I've heard people say that they cling to their painful thoughts because they're afraid that without them they wouldn't be activists for peace. "If I feel peaceful," they say, "why would I bother taking action at all?"" - Byron Katie

"Next time I go into the action - I shall command a hundred men - & possibly I may bring off some coup. Besides I shall have some other motive for taking chances than merely "love of adventure"." - Winston Churchill

"Courage, like fear, is a habit. The more you do it, the more you do it, and this habit-of stepping up, of taking action-more than anything else, will move you in a different direction." - Tony Robbins

"A leader in America or anyone who says they truly care about this nation without taking some kind of action is either a liar or insane. In either case, they are unfit to lead." - Mark Ruffalo

"I see the Baldrige process as a powerful set of mechanisms for disciplined people engaged in disciplined thought and taking disciplined action to create great organizations that produce exceptional results." - James C Collins

"Japan cannot remain indifferent to anyone's taking action, under any pretext, which is prejudicial to the maintenance of law and order in st Asia for which she, if only in view of her geographic position, has the most vital concern." - Koki Hirota

"Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?" - Anthony Robbins

"You will never realize your best destiny through the avoidance of fear. Rather, you will realize it through the exercise of courage, which means taking whatever action is most liberating to the soul, even when you are afraid." - Martha Beck

"Success comes from taking the initiative and following up... persisting... eloquently expressing the depth of your love. What simple action could you take today to produce a new momentum toward success in your life?" - Tony Robbins

"Remember, you and you alone are responsible for maintaining your energy. Give up blaming, complaining and excuse making, and keep taking action in the direction of your goals - however mundane or lofty they may be." - Jack Canfield

"Trust your gut feeling about things, listen to what others are saying, and look at the results of your actions. Once you know the truth, you can set about taking action to improve. Everyone will be better for it." - Jack Canfield

"Sheikh Hasina's government is one of the best Bangladesh has ever had. She is taking action against fundamentalists. But even she refused to let me return. I don't think I can ever return home." - Taslima Nasrin

"Wherever you see a man who gives someone else's corruption, someone else's prejudice as a reason for not taking action himself, you see a cog in The Machine that governs us." - John Jay Chapman

"Heritage Action is a self-interested fundraising organization led by a former Giuliani staffer who is not taking counsel from real conservatives... It is a worthless organization to the conservative movement. I'll be the first to say that." - Geoff Davis

"In taking action we must remember that the things which are happening to the Jews today are but a part of the general disintegration anticipated by philosophers and historians of different schools for almost half a century." - Louis Finkelstein

"All fiction is about people, unless it's about rabbits pretending to be people. It's all essentially characters in action, which means characters moving through time and changes taking place, and that's what we call 'the plot'." - Margaret Atwood

"Today is the day for the complaining to end and for statesmanship to begin. Today I am taking action to cut state spending and balance the budget this year." - Chris Christie

"To be loved is important as is having a sense of accomplishment but to love is equally important in life especially when it is combined with taking action to do something for someone else to make their life better." - Richard Kiel

"While some sit on the sidelines and fail to offer any practical solutions to address high gas prices now, the House is once again taking action to meet the energy needs of the American people." - Dave Reichert

"I have kept a steady focus on restoring public faith in our state government since taking office July 1. Now it is time to make even bigger and bolder gains through legislative action." - Jodi Rell

"The most important thing you learn as a sports photographer is anticipation - not where the action is taking place, but where it's going to take place. Not where the subject is now, but where they're going to be." - Lawrence Schiller

"I think that the American people should rest assured and be assured that every federal agency that has a role to play in this terrorism is working overtime now, taking every necessary action to protect our great citizens." - Hugh Shelton

"Like an apparently strict musical form it breaks the five minute whole into its structural parts - a descriptive preamble, the action of taking the cards, the development of the cards' manipulation and the revelation of what has been achieved." - Gavin Bryars

"We will never abdicate the security of the United States to a foreign country or refrain from taking action when appropriate. But we cannot ignore the reality that cooperative counterterrorism activities are a key to our national defense." - John O Brennan

"Procrastination is a common reaction to feeling overwhelmed or fear of failure. Instead of taking on too much at once and overwhelming yourself, break things down and take one small action step at a time." - Lauren Mackler

"This body, the United States Congress, was united, Republicans and Democrats alike, in taking that action, toppling the Taliban government, and working to try and root out al Qaeda and find Osama bin Laden." - Chris Van Hollen

"Large action arrest small action." - Dai Vernon

"And we think that our citizens and yours would be very angry if they thought that we hadnt taken every possible step for prevention and then for joint action in the likelihood of those who threaten our lives and our well- being, taking action at the same time." - David Blunkett

"Take action. Every story you've ever connected with, every leader you've ever admired, every puny little thing that you've ever accomplished is the result of taking action. You have a choice. You can either be a passive victim of circumstance or you can be the active hero of your own life." - Bradley Whitford

"The problem is that affirmative action could never really get at the issue of corporate power in the workplace, and so you ended up with the downsizing; you ended up with de-industrializing. You ended up with the marginalizing of working people and working poor people even while affirmative action was taking place, and a new black middle class was expanding." - Cornel West

"I'm surrounded by a lot of live-action movie professionals, and I'm just taking their lead, as far as what to schedule to do next. I'm guessing the challenge is going to be not having two characters together, and shooting the live-action without having the animation. In animation, you get to get in between every frame and you work it all out together." - Chris Wedge

"Let me state this as clearly as I can: We are going to keep radical Islamic terrorists the hell out of our country. We will not be deterred from this course, and in a matter of days, we will be taking brand new action to protect out people and keep America safe. You will see the action." - Donald Trump

"When I write a book, I don't have a plan or an outline. The characters move the action, and the action develops the characters. When I write a book, I become an actor, really, taking the role of the person who is speaking or acting at the time, and so their reactions to whatever they see are my reactions." - Russell Hoban

"And we think that our citizens and yours would be very angry if they thought that we hadn't taken every possible step for prevention and then for joint action in the likelihood of those who threaten our lives and our well- being, taking action at the same time." - David Blunkett

"To seek understanding before taking action, yet to trust my instincts when action is called for. Never to avoid danger from fear, never to seek out danger for its own sake. Never to conform to fashion from fear of eccentricity, never to be eccentric from fear of conformity." - Steven Brust

"Action is about living fully. Inaction is the way that we deny life. Inaction is sitting in front of the television every day for years becuase you are afraid to be alive and to take the risk of expressing what you are. Expressing what you are is taking action." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"Poor countries are being forced to deal with an unprecedented health crisis without the means to tackle it . Governments can only show how seriously they are taking this crisis by taking immediate action to provide four million extra health workers and to grant those in need access to affordable medicines." - Annie Lennox

"Draw your line in the sand. Make your decision now and start taking action to really live your dream. By not taking bold steps to live your dream, not only are you missing out on fully living, but the world is missing out on the greatness you have to offer. Be bold!" - Les Brown

"Scientific data are not taken for museum purposes; they are taken as a basis for doing something. If nothing is to be done with the data, then there is no use in collecting any. The ultimate purpose of taking data is to provide a basis for action or a recommendation for action. The step intermediate between the collection of data and the action is prediction." - W Edwards Deming

"...what we need is action - action!" - John Brown

"Taking life seriously requires taking death seriously." - Studs Terkel

"Personal power involves producing success through modeling what works and taking consistent action towards your goals. At the same time, you have to internalize behavioral and belief changes in order to take the necessary action to produce the results. It's been said that successful people do what others won't, and that if you believe you can or you believe you can't, you're right. Both of those statements are true." - Tony Robbins

"The common conception is that motivation leads to action, but the reverse is true - action precedes motivation. You have to prime the pump and get the juice flowing, which motivates you to work on your goals. Getting momentum going is the most difficult part of the job, and often taking the first step is enough to prompt you to make the best of your day." - Robert J. Mckain

"In the past decade, there have been a lot of friends or directors, either gossiping or telling me directly, "What you're doing now is the right thing, your main concern should be taking care of yourself, and not doing action at your age." Well, after first feeling angry, I'd think, to be honest, I really am older. So I thought, all right, but before I retire I'd like to make one last major action film, one good one." - Jackie Chan

"Prayer is important. It's the cornerstone of our relationship with God, our private time with the creator. In addition to that, preparing and taking action is as important as praying. Preparation is for our benefit and edification. Preparation is also bold faith in action. You pray because you believe God is going to do what you've prayed for. But we have to put in the work and prepare so that when the harvest comes, we're ready!" - DeVon Franklin

"We place the highest value on actual implementation and taking action. There are many things one doesn't understand and therefore, we ask them why don't you just go ahead and take action, try to do something? You realize how little you know and you face your own failures and you simply can correct those failures and redo it again and at the second trial you realize another mistake or another thing you didn't like so you can redo it once again. So by constant improvement, or, should I say, the improvement based upon action, one can rise to the higher level of practice and knowledge." - Fujio Cho

"We place the highest value on actual implementation and taking action. There are many things one does' understand and therefore, we ask them why do' you just go ahead and take action, try to do something? You realize how little you know and you face your own failures and you simply can correct those failures and redo it again and at the second trial you realize another mistake or another thing you did' like so you can redo it once again. So by constant improvement, or, should I say, the improvement based upon action, one can rise to the higher level of practice and knowledge." - Fujio Cho

"Action always beats inaction." - T Harv Eker

"I'm an Action Transvestite" - Eddie Izzard

"Action and contemplation are..." - Bernard Of Clairvaux

"Believing requires action." - James E Faust

"Courage follows action." - Mack R. Douglas

"Action is redemption." - Emily Dickinson

"Seek freedom within action." - Paul Caponigro

"Nature supports right action." - Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

"Action is eloquence." - William Shakespeare

"Action, not words." - Edward Heath



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