Act on It

by | Jun 10, 1998 | Disappointment, Perseverance, Persistence

A little bear cub was confused about how to walk. “What do I do first?” He asked his mother. “Do I start with my right foot or my left? Or both front feet and then my back feet? Or do I move both feet on one side and then both feet on the other?”

His mother answered, “Just quit thinking and start walking.”

She was wise, for things will happen only after we put aside thinking and talking and start doing.

Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari, said that everyone who has ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference. Or, as columnist Sydney Harris puts it, “Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.”

One of the most important lessons we can learn is to act on a good idea.

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Act on It