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Feb 19, 2019 17:57:53

Action counts, thinking doesn't

by @juliasaxena PATRON | 211 words | 🐣 | 273💌

Julia Saxena

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"Nothing comes merely by thinking about it."

This is a wise quote by John Wanamaker, an American merchant who lived in the 19th century and who some call a "pioneer in marketing".  

I should write this all over everything I use every day so that I am reminded of this truth. Why? Because I am thinking a lot. Too much perhaps. 

I think of topics to write about on 200wordsaday and forget to note them down. Just thinking no action. 

I think about business ideas I should explore and don't take the first step. Again, just thinking no action. 

I think about texting a certain friend and don't do it because I get distracted. 

I think about something I need to tell my husband and forget when I see him. 

I think things that would get me out of my comfort zone and don't do them because I'm afraid. 

Action is the only thing that counts. Thinking about something doesn't. Action is what other people perceive and see. 

Don't waste too much time thinking about something and making plans. Just do it! You'll figure it out as you go. You don't need all the answers to get started. Take the first action! 

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    @juliasaxena I agree with you it's all about taking action. I would like to hear which strategies you are going to employ to take more action.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Feb 19, 2019 10:33:38
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      @brandonwilson That's a great writing prompt for one of the next days!

      Julia Saxena avatar Julia Saxena | Feb 20, 2019 22:15:52
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