Action Quotes

Be inspired by our collection of action quotes and sayings, taking action is the one thing that YOU can do to change your life.

"We all find ourselves in situations that at times seem hopeless. And, we all have the choice to do nothing or take action."

"Continuing forward, we now know some ground steps to begin to inspire greatness in those among us. We must practice what we preach and set the tone at the top with our own actions and behaviors."
Nathan Neil, Inspire Greatness: Building Leaders and Encouraging Success
Inspirational Quotes

Every little word we say to someone, affects them and their actions.  Elm Valle
"Every little word we say to someone, affects them and their actions. And in turn, that someone will affect another; and so forth and so forth."
Elm Valle, Soul Ascension: A Journey of Insights
Words of Encouragement

"I daresay some would never get their eyes opened if it were not for a violent shock from the consequences of their own actions."
George Eliot

"Circumstances change. Actions that lead to success today will contribute to failure tomorrow. The level of impact created by your actions is directly determined by the context in which those actions were performed."
Ryan Caradonna, Jake Caines, Debunking the Leadership Myth: The Story of Conscious Leadership

"When we survey our lives and endeavors, we soon observe that almost the whole of our actions and desires is bound up with the existence of other human beings."
Albert Einstein, Ideas And Opinions
Helping Others

Ideas without action are worthless. Harvey Mackay
"Ideas without action are worthless."
Harvey Mackay
Left Behind

"It isn't confidence that comes first, but taking action. Confidence follows action.
Scott Allan, Do It Scared: Charge Forward With Confidence, Conquer Resistance, and Break Through Your Limitations.

"No action, no change. Limited action, limited change. Lots of action change occurs."
Catherine Pulsifer

"The most common excuse that we like to give for not taking action is time. Many people feel like there are simply not enough hours in the day to get things done."
S. J. Scott, Habit Stacking: 97 Small Life Changes That Take Five Minutes or Less

Wishes don't change the world; it's actions that do this business!  Israelmore Ayivor
"A little deed done very well is better than a mighty plan kept on paper, undone. Wishes don't change the world; it's actions that do this business!"
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365

"Only we can take the action that will create the transformation we seek."
Kristen Moeller, Waiting for Jack
Inspirational Books

"An action is the perfection and publication of thought. A right action seems to fill the eye, and to be related to all nature."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

"We are responsible for what we are, and we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act."
Swami Vivekananda

"I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a good deal about their acts."
Og Mandino

Good actions are never lost. Turkish Proverb
"Good actions are never lost."
Turkish Proverb

"You're a doer, because you're prepared to make the necessary effort to translate your dream into action."
Paul McCabe

"What I learned is that each of us matters in another person's life as long as we take a small action."
Kathy LeMay, The Generosity Plan: Sharing Your Time, Treasure, and Talent to Shape the World

Learn, and read but more important so
Is taking action and then you'll see success flow!
Author Unknown, Take The Time
Funny Poems

"Sometimes our actions are much more meaningful than words. A hug can sometimes express more than our words will ever express. Sometimes, just being there to listen is more meaningful and helpful to people."
Catherine Pulsifer

The best-known cure for the fear of failure is action - that's right, action. Byron Pulsifer
All the noble thoughts, magnificent plans, and "secrets" of achievement in the world are of little value unless and until they are put into action. Our worth is always determined by our deeds, not by our good intentions, however noble.
Og Mandino, A Better Way to Live: Og Mandino's Own Personal Story of Success Featuring 17 Rules to Live By

"Stay focused and don't allow distractions to fill your mind or derail you from taking continued action."
Byron Pulsifer

"Napoleon Hillís best-known book is Think and Grow Rich. The chapters in the book before you help explain the reasoning behind that title. As Dr. Hill repeatedly emphasized, action is critical to success.
Don Green, Executive Director, Napoleon Hill Foundation

When all else fails, remember that certain fears can create action as well. It is not always a fear of an activity. Sometimes it is a fear of the results of inactivity.
Brian Cagneey, Fear: The 7 Laws Of Fear

If I take action, Iím at least more likely to succeed than if I stay stranded in my comfort zone. Jeff Kooz
If I take action, I'm at least more likely to succeed than if I stay stranded in my comfort zone.
Jeff Kooz, Greater Balance, Greater Reward
Comfort Zone

"Words are from the lips, actions are from the heart."
Rashida Costa, 365 Days Smarter: Get Through Your Year Successfully With These 365 Quotes
Inspirational Sayings

You do not write your life with words. . . You write it with actions. What you think is not important. It is only important what you do.
Patrick Ness
Making A Difference

Negative thoughts bring negative actions while positive thoughts bring positive actions. Sometimes it also helps to take a break.
Michael Bennett, The 33 Golden Rules: Success For Golden Agers

"The best-known cure for the fear of failure is action - that's right, action. The aspect of taking action helps to quiet nerves and can lead to even minor accomplishments."
Byron Pulsifer

Christmas is an opportunity to live your faith through actions. Henry Owen
Christmas is an opportunity to live your faith through actions.
Henry Owen, How to Have a Green Christmas

By focusing on actionable steps that you can take instead of worrying about things that are out of your control, you can succeed in areas that would have previously been difficult.
Morris Pratt, The Secret of Positive Thinking

Watch those around you, take notice of your own actions, and make your life better by understanding others and yourself better.
Brian Scott, Body Language 101: Finally Understand How To Read And Send Non Verbal Body Cues

Resist the urge to solve someone else's problem. They need to learn for themselves. Give them suggestions and perhaps limits but let them take their own action.
Meir Liraz, Small Business Management: Essential Ingredients for Success

Choose how you want your life to be and then start taking action on it.  Joe Gaebel
Choose how you want your life to be and then start taking action on it. Everyone is capable of growth at any skill, and that means that you can learn how to create connection in your life.
Joe Gaebel, Bridging the Gap Between Strangers: A Guide for Creating Meaningful Relationships and Deep Connections

To cure fear, you must take action. Action cures fear.
Martin Dasko, Failure To Launch No More: The Crash Course For Following Through On All Goals
Your Weakness

Some people have the personal fortitude to start taking action to accomplish their conscious dreams while others do no more than talk about it, think about it, but take no concrete action to even start.
Byron Pulsifer, Dreams Are For Living

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.
Norman Vincent Peale

The key to overcome worry is to take action Byron Pulsifer
The key to overcome worry is to take action and you can't take action if you sit around and mope about it or stay in bed using up valuable time that could be dedicated to resolving whatever is bothering you.
Byron Pulsifer, Stop Worrying

One of the powerful tools that human beings possess is their words. It is said that words are mightier than a sword and that's true since words are capable of dictating your feelings, behaviors, beliefs and your actions.
Jason Mainsons, Communication: An Easy How To Communicate Guide For Beginners

Those who wait to take action until they find themselves in a desperate situation face more difficulties than they need to. They are also then under the stress of the challenge they are facing.
Catherine Pulsifer, What Motivates You

Anger is something that we all need to avoid when possible. Find ways to control your anger as by reacting with anger is truly to expensive - once you say or do something it is often hard to retract your words or actions.
Catherine Pulsifer

When you take a positive action a positive feeling generally follows it, which is then most likely followed by another positive action and the upward spiral continues. Cyd Casados
When you take a positive action a positive feeling generally follows it, which is then most likely followed by another positive action and the upward spiral continues.
Cyd Casados, The Daily Action Plan
Positive Attitude

But, not all situations call for patience; instead, some situations demand that action be taken immediately - this action does not necessarily imply that you are temper driven, or verbally hostile. It means, instead, that you address the situation with considerate action but action that delivers a very strong and clear message of what is required or needed.
Catherine Pulsifer, Patience Tested

The moment you grow up is the moment you decide that nothing and no one will affect your actions. Inner strength from God alone can take you to places that reality says you can't go. Growing up is the recognition to know that you are the only human on this planet that can affect your own actions.
Alan Magliocca, From Misery to Millions: The Power of Payoff Through Persistence

Mercy is not just a feeling. It is love in action. Rick Warren
Mercy is not just a feeling. It is love in action.
Rick Warren
Love   |  

Why do New Years Resolutions fail? Mainly, because they are only a statement, or what we wish for in the coming year. There are usually no action plans, no deadlines, no back up plans. Sometimes they are unrealistic resolutions, with no other thought or plans beside the statement.
Catherine Pulsifer, New Years Achievements
Happy New Year

Every action step you plan to take needs to be taken, not skipped, not put off till you feel like it, or when you've got the time. You need to keep your vision of what your future will look like clearly in view, as well as what your life will look like IF you don't carry on with your plan.
Byron Pulsifer, Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained

It is 'action' that erodes or replaces worry. As I have said before, worry doesn't accomplish anything but action does.
Catherine Pulsifer, Communication Apprehension
Top Ten Quotes on Worry

Dreams pass into the reality of action. Anais Nin
Dreams pass into the reality of action. From the action stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.
Anais Nin

Failure is what many people fear so much that they don't even take action.
Vic Johnson, Failure Is Never Final: How To Bounce Back BIG From Any Defeat

Rather than wait for the customer to call back, a bias toward action says to reach out to the customer first. A bias toward action is the proactive ingredient in customer care.
Anne MacKeigan, Customer Service the Sandler Way: 48 Rules for Strategic Customer Care
Customer Service

There is no doubt that the advances throughout history did not take place with one massive action. Each particular advance started with a thought or a dream. From this mind initiated beginning came the desire to set in motion a series of actions that would advance whatever that dream or thought was.
Catherine Pulsifer, Take Action
Inspirational Thoughts

Action without a plan is called failure. Action with a plan is called success. Tony A. Gaskins Jr.
Action without a plan is called failure. Action with a plan is called success.
Tony A. Gaskins Jr., The Road to Destiny: Your New Year's Resolution

"Words may show a man's wit, but actions his meaning."
Benjamin Franklin

We should all read the Bible. But there is more to it than just reading. The Bible's real power comes when we put its' words into action. And, while you may put His word into action, you should also realize that some will think you are strange, or odd because you do not conform to the ways of the world.
Catherine Pulsifer, Trusting God And Not This World
Quotes about God

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

Decisions without actions are worthless. W. Clement Stone
Decisions without actions are worthless.
W. Clement Stone Quotes

It's believed that your behavior and actions on the first day of the year sets a precedent for all the days that follow.
Paul K. Stevens, Vintage New Year
New Year Wishes

My heart was filled with jealousy and envy. How could others be happy while I was miserable? I was no longer motivated. But rather than feel sorry for myself and mope around the house, I decided to do something about it. I was tired of being unhappy and resentful. I needed to take action.
Hung Pham, The Art of Taking Action: How to Stop Overthinking, Get Over Your Fears, and Become Insanely Proactive

Success is found by those who do
Success is found by those who do
Don't let anyone stop you from being you.
Catherine Pulsifer, You Have Excelled
Graduation Poems

Anybody, somebody or nobody is ever going to make your life any more than you are willing to do for yourself. So, stop looking around for anybody to do something for you; instead, get your own body going and get it done now.
Byron Pulsifer
That Is Not My Job

Stop comparing yourself to others as a gauge for your self-worth. There is no such scale and you have strength, beauty, skills, dreams, ideas, value, and are loved by many. Add passion into the mix, put it into action, and you will be unstoppable!
Ronald Kern, Passion In Action: Pursue Your Passion To Create Your Success

Self-Confidence builds . . . this foundation when we realize that everything within us: our emotions, our instincts, and the physiological reactions of our bodies are constantly pushing us in the direction of thoughts and actions that are progressive and healthy and away from those that limiting and self-defeating. Quite simply, we experience fulfillment when we live up to our personal potential, and we feel an emptiness when we are not.
Steve Constantine, S.T.A.R. Personal Performance: Self-Image, Thought, Action and Response Strategies for Motivation, Influence and Achieving Life Goals

Your life today is the sum total of your choices, decisions, and actions up to this point. Brian Tracy
Everything you are today - or ever will be in the future - is up to you. Your life today is the sum total of your choices, decisions, and actions up to this point.

Brian Tracy Quotes, Million Dollar Habits: Proven Power Practices to Double and Triple Your Income

The first step towards solving a problem is recognizing that there is one. It's therefore important for YOU to recognize the act of procrastination even as you perform it. By doing so, you can take the next important step: stopping the action so that you refocus on whatever it is you intend on doing.
Tom Shepherd, How to Stop Procrastinating: Practical Tools for an Action-Oriented Life

"If Martin Luther King, Jr., was an apostle of love, he was no less an apostle of action."
Coretta Scott King
Martin Luther King Jr.   |  

Sometimes we become so consumed by our daily business that we forget to take a look at the larger picture of who we are and where we are headed in life. We go through the actions of work, children, and chores, and it takes an extraordinary event, such as a life-threatening illness, the death of a loved one, or a major career change, to focus our attention on the meaning in our lives.
Steven Reiss, Who am I? The 16 Basic Desires That Motivate Our Actions Define Our Personalities
Purpose   |  

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