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From brand new entrepreneurs to long-time success stories, there's one trait that all of us share: taking action. Without it, we never make it past the “dreaming and hoping” phase. And with it, we've been known to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds.

From my quotation collection, here are 11 top thoughts on Taking Action:

Overthinking & Underdoing

Overthinking is often a product of underdoing.
-Yehuda Berg
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Just Do It - John Carlton

Just do it. The meek may inherit the earth, but only after the bold are through with it.
-John Carlton
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Know Who You Really Are - Margaret Young

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.
-Margaret Young
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Decisive Action - Dusan Djukich

Take DECISIVE ACTION and your fear won't matter. Take that decisive action enough times and your fear won't exist any more.
-Dusan Djukich
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Start the Fire - Steve Chandler

So, you light the fire within by taking the action that you would be taking if the fire were already lit — and that lights the fire. The action lights the fire. And yet… The whole world is sitting around waiting to find something that will start the fire.
-Steve Chandler

Good Plan Now - George S Patton

A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.
-George S. Patton
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Right Track Run Over - Will Rogers

Even if you’re on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there.
-Will Rogers
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Take Concrete Steps - W Clement Stone

I think there is something more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers, there aren't enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.
-W. Clement Stone
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Don't Ask. Act! - Thomas Jefferson

Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
-Thomas Jefferson
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Make Commitment or Don't - Mark Cuban

The one requirement for success in our business lives is effort. Either you make the commitment to get results or you don't.
-Mark Cuban
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Simply Getting Started - Rita Emmett

One of the most important lessons in conquering procrastination: What you dread most isn't spending time and energy on the whole job, but simply getting started.
-Rita Emmett
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