Top 15 Taking Action Quotes

Taking action quotes to help you getting past your fears, build confidence, and raising your self-esteem.  These things only occur by taking action. Inaction breeds more inaction, bringing along with it greater fears, less confidence, and lower self-esteem.

If you’re feeling stuck, take action and enjoy the benefits it will give you. Taking action breeds more action. While there’s no need to rock the world, whatever you do in taking action, it will help you feel better and more confident in what you do.


 It’s not what you are that holds you back, it’s what you think you are not. — Denis Waitley

Your own self-doubts and negative thinking may be holding you back from doing and achieving the things you’d like to do.

 Action is a high road to self-confidence and self-esteem. — Bruce Lee

Taking action will build more confidence in your life, and you’ll feel better about yourself.


 You are the only person on earth who can use your ability. — Zig Ziglar

Only you can take action for yourself. You need to apply yourself to go after and get the things that you want.

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 If you wait until you’re ready, you’ll wait forever. ― Will Rogers

One important part of taking action involves your expectations meeting reality. This is part of the process of doing. Even with careful planning and preparation, there will likely be a gap in between that of what you expect and the actual experience of working things out.

 Wishing is nice but doing is better. Take action. ― Akiroq Brost

Wishing is fantasy, not reality. Better results occur when you prepare and take action than if you sit back and wish things will magically happen.

 Acquiring knowledge doesn’t bring power into your life, until you apply what you have learned. ― Shannon L. Alder

Doing is the other half of learning. Taking action brings a hands-on experience to your knowledge.

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 Somebody who reads a book and doesn’t apply it, they’re at no advantage over someone who’s illiterate. None of it works unless YOU work. We have to do our part. If knowing is half the battle, action is the second half of the battle. ― Jim Kwik

Again, knowledge plus doing is the true and complete equation of a learning experience.


 Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. — Dale Carnegie

Staying active will help you maintain momentum in your pursuit to gain confidence, experience and a boost to your self-esteem.


 Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. — Norman Vincent Peale

Inaction is a downward spiral. Inaction not only causes more fears, it also results in even less doing.


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 Successful people have fear, successful people have doubts, and successful people have worries. They just don’t let these feelings stop them. — T. Harv Eker

You are responsible for you. Press on and get things done. Excuses and inaction will only hold you back.


 Don’t wait for being completely ready for the plans and ideas you may have in mind. Take action now and along the way you will learn and become ready.” ― Farshad Asl

Action creates motivation as well as experience. Your ideas will flow more easily and naturally as you continue to take action in your life.


 You can’t have a detailed plan ahead of everything in life; just go do it! ― Bernard Kelvin Clive

While being prepared is great, don’t believe that you need to have everything perfectly ready and in place to get moving on what you want to do. Dwight D. Eisenhower once stated that planning is essential, but plans are useless.


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 Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable. — Wendy Wasserstein

Don’t let the negative opinions of others decide what you should (or shouldn’t) be doing. You may take feedback and consider it, but it’s up to you to decide. You’re responsible for your own thoughts and actions.


 Experience tells you what to do; confidence allows you to do it. — Stan Smith

Taking consistent action will provide you many advantages including motivation, more energy, greater clarity and more experience, resulting in new successful habits.


 Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice. ― William James

Get used to some discomfort in your life as you explore taking action outside of your comfort zone. If you stick with only what’s familiar to you, you cannot grow into new habits.


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