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If Im going to do something, I do
it spectacularly or I dont do it at
Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud -
My wheels are running. My investments are
local, regional and international.
Alwaleed Bin Talal Alsaud - Action
Term Investing - Investing
We call it infectious impatience. That's
his hallmark and we are trying to inculcate
it in the entire organization. Infectious
impatience. So that things not only get
done but get done in double quick time.
Ambani - Action
I'd always thought, 'When I finish modelling,
I'm going to pursue this.' But then it really
kind of hit me. I realized, 'Well, no, you
can't do it when it's convenient. If I'm
going to do it, I've got to do it right
now.' (talking about pursuing her career
as a singer)
Baxter - Now
Many great ideas go unexecuted, and many
great executioners are without ideas. One
without the other is worthless.
Blixseth - Ideas
It's not enough to rage against the lie..
you've got to replace it with the truth.
America is an idea, but it's an idea that
brings with it some baggage, like power
brings responsibility. It's an idea that
brings with it equality, but equality even
though it's the highest calling, is the
hardest to reach. The idea that anything
is possible, that's one of the reasons why
I'm a fan of America. It's like hey, look
there's the moon up there, let's take a
walk on it, bring back a piece of it. That's
the kind of America that I'm a fan of.
At a certain point, I just felt, you know,
God is not looking for alms, God is looking
I'm tired of dreaming. I'm into doing at
the moment. It's, like, let's only have
goals that we can go after.
The world is more malleable than you think
and it's waiting for you to hammer it into
As you begin to take action toward the fulfillment
of your goals and dreams, you must realize
that not every action will be perfect. Not
every action will produce the desired result.
Not every action will work. Making mistakes,
getting it almost right, and experimenting
to see what happens are all part of the
process of eventually getting it right.
Canfield - Improvement
If you believe that some day it's going
to happen, some day it probably will happen.
You just have to make sure you're there
when it's happening, and ideally you're
at the front of the parade, and the principle
beneficiary of when it happens, but it's
not a kind of thing where you just sort
of sit back and wait.
Case - Belief
Whenever a warrior decides to do something,
he must go all the way, but he must take
responsibility for what he does. No matter
what he does, he must know first why he
is doing it, and then he must proceed with
his actions without having doubts or remorse
Castaneda - Warrior
I like to build things, I like to do things.
I am having a lot of fun.
Chrysler - Inspirational
In spite of your fear, do what you have
Chu - Action
My view is that, you know, life unfolds
at its own rhythm. You know, I have never
lived a life that I thought I could plan
out. And I'm just trying to do the best
I can every day. I find I have a lot to
get done between the time I get up and the
time I go to bed.
Rodham Clinton - Life
If you don't act now while it's fresh in
your mind, it will probably join the list
of things you were always going to do but
never quite got around to. Chances are you'll
also miss some opportunities.
Clitheroe - Action
The two worst strategic mistakes to make
are acting prematurely and letting an opportunity
slip; to avoid this, the warrior treats
each situation as if it were unique and
never resorts to formulae, recipes or other
You've got to seize the opportunity if it
is presented to you.
Davis - Opportunity
There are a lot of things that go into creating
success. I don't like to do just the things
I like to do. I like to do things that cause
the company to succeed. I don't spend a
lot of time doing my favorite activities.
Dell - Company
way to get started is to quit talking and
Disney - Action
Action may not always bring happiness,
but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli - Action
One of the great movements in my lifetime
among educated people is the need to commit
themselves to action. Most people are not
satisfied with giving money; we also feel
we need to work.
Drucker - Work
Don't be too timid and squeamish about your
actions. All life is an experiment.
Waldo Emerson - Action
What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot
hear what you say.
Waldo Emerson - Learning
It has been my observation that most people
get ahead during the time that others waste
Ford - Action
Up, sluggard, and waste not life; in the
grave will be sleeping enough.
Franklin - Action
Satisfaction does not come with achievement,
but with effort. Full effort is full victory.
Gandhi - Winning
If we did not take action to solve this
crisis, it could indeed threaten the future
of human civilization. That sounds shrill.
It sounds hard to accept. I believe it's
deadly accurate. But again, we can solve
it. (talking about the environamental crisis)
Gore - Environmental
You've got to love what you do to really
make things happen.
Green - Happiness
You have to pretend you're 100 percent sure.
You have to take action; you can't hesitate
or hedge your bets. Anything less will condemn
your efforts to failure.
Grove - Failure
I know that I have the ability to achieve
the object of my Definite Purpose in life,
therefore, I demand of myself persistent,
continuous action toward its attainment,
and I here and now promise to render such
Hill - Think
and Grow Rich - Self
Help - Goals
Do not wait; the time will never be "just
right." Start where you stand, and
work with whatever tools you may have at
your command, and better tools will be found
as you go along.
Hill - Think
and Grow Rich - Motivational
Success seems to be connected with action.
Successful people keep moving. They make
mistakes, but they don't quit.
Hilton - Success
In life and business, there are two cardinal
sins.. The first is to act precipitously
without thought and the second is to not
act at all.
Icahn - Business
You can do so much in 10 minutes' time .Ten
minutes, once gone, are gone for good..
Divide your life into 10-minute units and
sacrifice as few of them as possible in
There are risks and costs to a program of
action. But they are far less than the long-range
risks and costs of comfortable inaction.
F. Kennedy - Risk
And so, my fellow Americans.. Ask not what
your country can do for you - ask what you
can do for your country.
F. Kennedy - Action
Make at least one definite move daily toward
Lee - Inspirational
Next in importance to having a good aim
is to recognize when to pull the trigger.
Letterman - Action
The person that turns over the most rocks
wins the game. And that's always been my
Lynch - Action
Action will destroy your procrastination.
Mandino - Action
Our nation has both an obligation and self-interest
in facing head-on the serious environmental,
economic and national security threat posed
by global warming.
McCain - Environmental
An act of heroism, of extraordinary courage,
the grandeur of it, won't easily inspire
us to act in imitation, but it can inspire
us to emulate its author. For that, we should
learn what we can of the whole experience
of the subject, the hero's life, as it was
before and after, and believe that trying
to emulate the character it reveals is one
tried way to prepare for the tests that
might await us and gain hope that our courage
will not be wanting in the moment.
McCain - Action
We are taught to understand, correctly,
that courage is not the absence of fear,
but the capacity for action despite our
McCain - Courage
Willpower is the key to success. Successful
people strive no matter what they feel by
applying their will to overcome apathy,
doubt or fear.
Millman - Success
I learned that we can do anything, but we
cant do everything.. at least not
at the same time. So think of your priorities
not in terms of what activities you do,
but when you do them. Timing is everything.
Millman - Action
Today, whether it is a student who holds
a sit-in to get the army recruiters off
his campus, or the mother of a dead soldier
who refuses to leave the front gate of the
president's ranch, we continue to be saved
by brave people who risk ridicule and rejection
but end up turning huge tides of public
opinion in the direction of righteousness.
We owe them enormous debts of gratitude.
It is not easy to stand up for what is right,
especially when everyone else is afraid
to leave the comfortable path of conformity.
Moore - Influential
Climate change poses clear, catastrophic
threats. We may not agree on the extent,
but we certainly can't afford the risk of
Murdoch - Climate
Change - Risk
We need to push ourselves to make as many
reductions as possible in our own energy
use first.. and that takes time. But we
must do this quickly.. the climate will
not wait for us.
Murdoch - Climate
Change - Responsibility
You only get out of it what you put into
it. If you are a sheep in this world, you're
not going to get much out of it.
Norman - Action
The issue of climate change is one that
we ignore at our own peril. There may still
be disputes about exactly how much we're
contributing to the warming of the earth's
atmosphere and how much is naturally occurring,
but what we can be scientifically certain
of is that our continued use of fossil fuels
is pushing us to a point of no return. And
unless we free ourselves from a dependence
on these fossil fuels and chart a new course
on energy in this country, we are condemning
future generations to global catastrophe.
Obama - Environmental
Warming - Action
Change - World
I don't want to be left behind. In fact,
I want to be here before the action starts.
Packer - Action
Punishing honest mistakes stifles creativity.
I want people moving and shaking the earth
and they're going to make mistakes.
Perot - Mistakes
Character is one factor that will guide
all our actions and decisions. We invested
in uncompromising integrity that helped
us take difficult stands in some of the
most difficult business situations.
Premji - Truth
It's the little things you do that can make
a big difference. What are you attempting
to accomplish? What little thing can you
do today that will make you more effective?
You are probably only one step away from
Proctor - Change
You see, in life, lots of people know what
to do, but few people actually do what they
know. Knowing is not enough! You must take
Robbins - Life
I believe life is constantly testing us
for our level of commitment, and life's
greatest rewards are reserved for those
who demonstrate a never-ending commitment
to act until they achieve. This level of
resolve can move mountains, but it must
be constant and consistent.
Robbins - Life
Remember, a real decision is measured by
the fact that you've taken new action.
If there's no action, you haven't
Robbins - Decisions
My friends thought I was crazy, that I should
wait until I was dead. But I was determined.
It is easy to promise but action is different.
Sabanci - Action
Global warming is one of those things, not
like an earthquake where there's a big bang
and you say, 'Oh, my God, this is really,
has hit us.' It creeps up on you. Half a
degree temperature difference from one year
to the next, a little bit of rise of the
ocean, a little bit of melting of the glaciers,
and then all of a sudden it is too late
to do something about it.
Schwarzenegger - Environmental
For me life is continuously being hungry.
The meaning of life is not simply to exist,
to survive, but to move ahead, to go up,
to achieve, to conquer.
Schwarzenegger - Action
What a man believes may be ascertained not
from his creed, but from assumptions on
which he habitually acts.
Bernard Shaw - Belief
Success is not for the timid. It is for
those who seek guidance, make decisions,
and take decisive action.
Silva - Action
I find that when you have a real interest
in life and a curious life, that sleep is
not the most important thing.
Stewart - Life
I've found that luck is quite predictable.
If you want more luck, take more chances.
Be more active. Show up more often.
Tracy - Action
Confidence can get you where you want to
go, and getting there is a daily process.
Its so much easier when you feel good
about yourself, your abilities and talents.
Trump - Confidence
I know what I'm having 'em put on my tombstone:
'I have nothing more to say'.
Turner - Happiness
Opportunities multiply as they are seized.
Tzu - Opportunity
An organization's ability to learn, and
translate that learning into action
rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.
Unless you choose to do great things with
it, it makes no difference how much you
are rewarded, or how much power you have.
Winfrey - Decisions
One of the biggest lessons I've learned
recently is that when you don't know what
to do, you should do nothing until you figure
out what to do because a lot of times you
feel like you are pressed against the wall,
and you've got to make a decision. You never
have to do anything. Don't know what to
do? Do nothing.
Winfrey - Decisions
I probably have mellowed down a bit. But
when it comes to principles, I still have
to make a stand.
Wu - Belief
If you don't have daily objectives, you
qualify as a dreamer.
Ziglar - Planning
I don't care how much power, brilliance
or energy you have, if you don't harness
it and focus it on a specific target, and
hold it there you're never going to accomplish
as much as your ability warrants.
Ziglar - Action
If you wait until all the lights are "green"
before you leave home, you'll never get
started on your trip to the top.
Ziglar - Planning
The major difference between the big shot
and the little shot is the big shot is just
a little shot who kept on shooting.
Ziglar - Motivational
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