It’s time to stop over-thinking, stop talking, and start taking action to get what you want. This list of more than 50 inspirational quotes about taking action is sure to motivate and inspire you on your journey.
Being more proactive in life will have a positive impact on your relationships, your confidence, your happiness and your success. Action, or as Tony Robbins would say “massive determined action,” is the key.
What is the saying about action?
The are a lot of terrific inspirational quotes about action, but the gist of all these famous sayings is this: without taking action, nothing happens. Action is the key to achieving everything you want in your life. Even simple daily changes towards action instead of inaction can create powerful results.
The link between action, self-confidence, happiness, and success
Taking action elevates self-confidence. Positive action fuels happiness. And, focused, strategic action is what will help you achieve the success you dream about.
Action and self-confidence
Some people wish they could be confident, because if they were, they could go after what they want in life. Wise people understand that confidence grows from being willing to take action even when you feel fear and uncertainty.
Several research studies confirm the link between action and risk-taking and self-confidence. Action builds confidence. In fact, consistent action is the path to self-confidence.
Will there be stumbling and failures along your way? In most cases, yes. Very few of us walk through life without tripping. Yet, every time you fall, you have the opportunity to learn from those failures. You may learn more from trying and not succeeding than you would from things always going right on the first try.
Action and happiness
A bias for action is also correlated with personal happiness.
In her book, The How of Happiness, positive psychology expert Sonja Lyubomirsky shared how happy people act differently than unhappy people. You guessed it, taking specific actions such as doing more truly engaging activities, practicing acts of kindness, and taking care of their bodies were among several actions happy people take on a regular basis.
Action and success
In Stephen Covey’s mega-hit, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, the first habit is “be proactive.” The second habit is “begin with the end in mind.” When you you decide to be a person of action, who is crystal clear on what you intend to accomplish, you can realize levels of success that others without these traits will never achieve.
Why is it important to take action?
Nothing gets done without action. Overcoming procrastination, setting smart goals, and taking smart risks are all keys to becoming a person of action.
Mel Robbins offers the best tool I’ve found for becoming more action-focused
In her book, The 5 Second Rule, motivational speaker and bestselling author Mel Robbins describes how a five-second count-down to action can change your life. Her book has old more than two million copies and has more than 100,000 five-star reviews; I think Mel’s on to something!
If you struggle with motivation, I highly recommend that you grab a copy of Mel’s book (I personally love the audiobook version of The 5 Second Rule so I can listen to it often and anywhere!).
Taking action impacts the quality of your entire life
The quality of your live will depend on the risks you’re willing to take and your propensity to take positive action. It’s amazing how much closer your goals will feel once you start moving in the direction of what you want.
It doesn’t matter how big the steps you take are, as long as you’re taking a new step forward day in and day out.