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The secret of getting things done is to act!

—Dante (Public Domain)

Of course it is! Why, then, do we look back on our day and wonder what we accomplished? After all, we were busy the entire day, from morning until night. But what actions did we accomplish that moved us forward, toward our own personal objectives, as opposed to busy work that simply spent up the precious time in our day?

The key to our personal success, after defining where we want to go and mapping out our path, is to simply do the work—day in and day out—that will move us closer to that destination. And that means laying out what needs to get done before the day begins, and monitoring the day to assure we remain on track, despite all of the useless noise that will inevitably and chronically come our way.

—Mike Hazell, Penn Wealth

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This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.

—Charles Dickens (1867, by Jeremiah Gurney; Public Domain)

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Whatever you can do—or dream you can—begin it; boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (by JK Stieler, 1828; Public Domain)

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“A trail through the mountains, if used, becomes a path in a short time, but, if unused, becomes blocked by grass in an equally short time.” 

—Mencius (371-289 BC; Public domain)

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Focus

Decide firmly what you will not do, and you will be free to do vigorously what you ought to do.

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— Mencius (Public domain)

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Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.

Colorful spring sunrise on meadow

—Simone de Beauvoir

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I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

da Vinci, Leonardo

—Leonardo da Vinci (Public domain)

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