He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence. William Blake
The great Greek orator Demosthenes once was asked to specify the three most fundamental elements of his art. He replied “Action! Action! Action!” If I had to pick the single most important quality of highly successful people today, I might say the same thing.
Planning is important in human life, but action is even more vital. I know high achievers who consider it the essence of their straetegy to be always moving forward, taking the intitiative, taking some chances, making things happen. Aristotle believed that we all learn by doing. Are you dreaming of the future you want, or are you doing something about it? Follow Demosthenes’ advice and take action on something you’ve been thinking about. And learn.