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Ideas vs Action

Published 8 months ago • 1 min read

​Ideas vs Action

Innovation and progress.

Ideas are often held on a pedestal as the pinnacles of creativity. But an idea without action is like a vehicle without fuel – it won't get you anywhere. In today's edition of "The Sunday Scoop" we look at why taking action is the heartbeat of every successful venture.

1. "Do the Needful"

This phrase I've often heard encapsulates the essence of taking hands-on, pragmatic action. It's about the unglamorous, nitty-gritty work that forms the backbone of every successful venture. It's the sweat, the late nights, and the dedication to setting up systems today that will enable tomorrow's growth.

2. Unsung, Unsentimental Work

Let's face it, the road to success isn't always paved with groundbreaking revelations. Often, it's about showing up and doing the unsentimental work, even when circumstances aren't ideal. Waiting for the perfect moment or mood that never comes is an easy excuse to continue status quo. The work is unsentimental, it just needs doing.

3. Behavior Shapes Thoughts and Feelings

It's a widespread misconception that feelings fuel actions. In reality, taking action – making that deliberate choice to move – reshapes our mindset and emotions. By choosing to act, we create the circumstances and mindset we've been waiting for, debunking the myth that we need to 'feel' a certain way to begin. Drive influences behavior, and behavior influences thoughts and feelings. This is a virtuous feedback loop!

In Conclusion

Ideas are the blueprints of innovation, but action is the construction crew that turns those plans into reality. The power of action is transformative. It bridges the gap between vision and reality, dream and achievement.

Got an idea? Great! But it’s the commitment to act that truly brings it to life.


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Ivan Novak

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