Few dreams come true by themselves. The test of a person lies in action. No one ever stumbled onto something big while sitting down. Thomas Edison said it best, “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overall and looks like work.”


Even a mosquito doesn’t get a slap on the back until he starts to work. A famous anonymous poem states, “Sitting still and wishing makes no person great: the good lord sends the fishing, but you must dig the bait.”

Nothing is learned while you talk. Words without actions are the assassins of dreams. The smallest good deeds produce more than the greatest intention.

History is made whenever you take the right action. Action is the proper fruit of knowledge. You earn respect only by action; inaction earns disrespect.

You will find life an empty dream if you put nothing into it. Every time one person expresses an idea, he finds ten others who thought of it before-but took no action. Ideas times nothing equals nothing. It takes work.

The longer you only talk about an idea, the less likely you are to actually do it. One sure way to wear out a friendship is to continually talk about your “Big” idea. It’s time to put feet to your dream!

Mark Twain said, “Thunder is good, thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work.” Gold is of no value until it is worked and mined out of the ground. The test of this book is not that the reader goes away saying, “What an interesting and informative book,” but rather saying, “I will do something!”

Getting an idea should be like sitting on a tack-it should make you jump up and do something. George Bernard Shaw said, “When I was young, I observed that nine out of every ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.” Too many people avoid discovering the secret of success because deep down they suspect the secret may be hard work.


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