Mark Twain

"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great."

- Mark Twain

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Turn knowledge into action.

One small step at a time.

Robert Ringer's books have shown millions the way to personal and professional achievement.

Action!, exhorts the reader when you close the book, get up out of your chair and take action now. Self-development  requires learning new skills and putting them into practice.

Nothing Happens Until Something Moves

Action!: Nothing Happens Until Something Moves
by Robert Ringer

"As the years have passed, I have increasingly zeroed in on action as the most important success habit when it comes to determining how an individual's life plays out," Ringer writes. 

His conclusion evolved as a result of years of observing how four powerful action elements work in concert to give a person the capacity to overcome virtually any obstacle in his path. 

These elements include: 
i)   Nothing happens until something moves, 
ii)  God helps those who help themselves, 
iii) Action produces genius, magic, and power, 
iv) Ideas, preparation, knowledge, and wisdom are all but useless without action, because 
v)  action is the starting point of all progress. 

One of Ringer's most important rules is that action must precede motivation. Take action first, and motivation will follow. 

"Forget about taking action next week; forget about taking action tomorrow; forget about taking action in an hour. When you close this book, get up out of your chair and take action now. Action is life, and life is meant to be lived - which is why happiness is a natural consequence of an action-oriented life."

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