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Nothing happens unless you act

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You can’t often accurately predict what will happen, so the answer is to act.

Approach the unknown as entrepreneurs do: Hatch an idea, take a small step toward implementing it to see if anyone is interested, and if it looks like there’s interest, take another step. If not, regroup and step out in a different direction.

In other words, act.

Then use what you’ve learned to make improvements, and act again.

Bottom line: Thinking is great, but nothing happens unless you act.

Painters can think all they want about an artistic concept, but until they paint it, there’s no picture. Leaders can think all they want about a new direction, but until they act there’s nothing to show.

Start now.

— Adapted from “Extremely Successful People Have a Message For The Rest Of Us: ‘Get Off Your Butt,’” Charles F. Kiefer, Leonard A. Schlesinger and Paul Brown, Forbes.

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