Act Now, Think Later: Seven Quotes to Get Your Career (and Life) Moving

Actions speak louder than words, but the following words just might get you off your butt to do something about it.

 

An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.

-John F. Kennedy

 

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

-Thomas Jefferson

 

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.

-Vincent Van Gogh

 

If people tell you you should live your life preparing for the future, do not believe them. Real life is found only in the present.

-Leo Tolstoy

 

Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.

-Vaclav Havel

 

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

Millard Fuller, Co-Founder, Habitat for Humanity

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