It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.


Lovely days don’t come to you, you should walk to them.


We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.

John Dryden

You must find a reason every day to get up. Life wants to be lived.

Annie Zalezsak February 13, 2014

I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.


Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked.

John 5:8-9 in the Bible

Do what you can where you are with what you’ve got.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th President of the United States

Move and the way will open.

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.

Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) 7th President of the United States

Paddle, paddle – sometime big wave come.

Taro, Japanese surfer

You are what you do, not what you say you’ll do.

Carl Jung

Do what you love to do, and do it so well that those who come to see you do it will bring others to watch you do it again and again.

Mark Victor Hansen

It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.

Leonardo da Vinci

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps. We must step up the stairs.

Vance Havner (1901-1986) American Baptist Preacher

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.

Reduce your workload by 30% and increase your fun load by 30% and you will increase your revenues by 100%. And you will increase your productivity by 10,000%. (If there could be such a percentage.) More fun, less struggle — more results on all fronts.

Abraham-Hicks, from the workshop in Salt Lake City, UT on September 9, 2000

If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.

Thomas Edison

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

Albert Einstein

Your work is not to drag the world kicking and screaming into a new awareness. Your job is to simply do your work… Sacredly, Secretly, and Silently… and those with 'eyes to see and ears to hear', will respond.

The Arcturians

If you want something in your life you've never had, you'll have to do something you've never done.

JD Houston

Let us move on, and step out boldly, though it be into the night, and we can scarcely see the way.

The ego mind always wants to “do” something or “go” somewhere in order to validate itself. It’s the human condition. Our spirit feels discomfort in our body because we are “limited” within this illusion of time/space.

Annie Zalezsak, May 29, 2013

What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American Poet and Essayist

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

Albert Einstein

Take the time to line up the Energy first, and action becomes inconsequential. If you don’t take the time to line up the Energy, if you don’t find the feeling place of what you’re looking for, not enough action in the world will make any difference.

Abraham-Hicks, from the workshop in San Diego, CA on April 11, 1998

For fast-acting relief, try slowing down.

Lily Tomlin

The way I deal with arthritis is to keep moving. As long as I can play hard tennis, as long as I can ski or ride a horse - all kinds of things can come your way. As long as you can, do it. People who retire die. My dad retired and died shortly after. Just keep moving.

76 Year Old Actor Robert Redford

Your work is to go forth into this physical environment looking for things that are a vibrational match to joy, connecting to Source Energy, and then following with the inspired action.

Abraham-Hicks, from the workshop in Virginia Beach, VA on Saturday, April 12, 1997

My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.

Clarence Budington Kelland

Hard work is not the path to Well- Being. Feeling good is the path to Well-Being. You don’t create through action; you create through vibration. And then, your vibration calls action from you.

Abraham-Hicks, from the workshop in Washington, DC on Saturday, May 7, 2005

Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer; it is joy; it is art.

Bliss Carman

If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.

Saint Thomas

An integral being knows without going, sees without looking, and accomplishes without doing.


Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Men are not free when they’re doing just what they like. Men are only free when they’re doing what the deepest self likes. And there is getting down to the deepest self! It takes some diving.

DH Lawrence

In the meeting of the river and the rock, the river always prevails, not by strength but by perseverance.

Native Wisdom

You can’t force yourself to say “yes” to a bigger life. You will do it in your way. You will do it when smallness hurts too much.

Tama Kieves on Facebook

When sleeping women wake, mountains will move.

Chinese Proverb

Once you envision something and the Universal forces come into play to help you in the creation of it, there’s never again going to be enough action for you to keep up with it. You can’t use the Energy that creates worlds to create a situation and then find the action to keep up with it. You have to keep envisioning. You have to keep imagining it better.

Abraham-Hicks from the workshop in Rye, NY on Sunday, October 12th, 1997

It doesn't matter how you begin. Just jump in. Get moving.

Tama Kieves in Inspired and Unstoppable

When one foot walks, the other foot rests.

Indian Proverb

Take the time to line up the Energy first, and action becomes inconsequential. If you don’t take the time to line up the Energy, if you don’t find the feeling place of what you’re looking for, not enough action in the world will make any difference.

Abraham-Hicks, from the workshop in San Diego, CA on Sunday, August 3, 1997

Real action is in silent moments.


Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Keep walking, though there’s no place to get to. Don’t try to see through the distances.


If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not deter or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.

William Penn

Move and the way will open.

Zen Proverb

Any action is often better than no action, especially if you have been stuck in an unhappy situation for a long time. If it is a mistake, at least you learn something, in which case it’s no longer a mistake. If you remain stuck, you learn nothing.

Eckhart Tolle

You can only do what ONLY YOU can do. Do that. The universe will configure around your very best efforts. Willingly.

Danielle LaPorte

Let us move on, and step out boldly, though it be into the night, and we can scarcely see the way.

Charles B Newcomb

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble.

Helen Keller

There is nothing I have to do, nowhere I have to go, and no way I have to be except exactly the way I am being right now.

Neale Donald Walsch

Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.

Mother Teresa (1910-1997) Albanian Missionary

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.


If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to it!

Jonathan Winters

It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to get done.

Denise Linn

It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work. Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier.

Thomas Robert Gaines

Follow effective action with quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

James Levin

Why settle in one spot, decay and rot, in the name of putting down roots? We're not trees. Humans have legs that are made for walking.

Annie Zalezsak

The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

Jack London

Morpheus: There is a difference between knowing the path and walking the path.

from the film, The Matrix

All motion is cyclic. It circulates to the limits of its possibilities and then returns to its starting point.

Robert Collier

Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except for what you’re going to do right now and do it.

William Durant

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.

Harold S Geneen

First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.

Epictetus (55-135 AD) Greek Philosopher

Life leaps like a geyser for those willing to drill through the rock of inertia.

Alexis Carrel

There are those that say, if you do the uncomfortable thing long enough, it will become comfortable. But we are really not encouragers of that. We are encouragers of coming into alignment, and then taking the action. We are encouragers always of getting rid of the fear; we would never want you to keep doing things that you feel fearful about. And maybe the path of least resistance is just not get on the horse. Maybe the path of least resistance is to get on a different horse – but we would never move forward in fear.

Abraham-Hicks, from the workshop in Billings, MT on Saturday, June 21, 2003

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Dance is bigger than the physical body. When you extend your arm, it doesn't stop at the end of your fingers, because you’re dancing bigger than that; you're dancing spirit.

Judith Jamison

Replace frantic action with quiet seeing. Society is like a maniac wildly driving a truck with his eyes closed. Look at all the human wrecks! Look at all the sorrow! Let this remind you to slow down your life to where you can ask, 'Where am I going and why?' Never mind the reckless drivers who want only fast thrills and self-glory. You were called to make a marvelous discovery. Quietly see that you have a True Treasure to find.

The Daily Guru

There is a spiritual godliness that drifts naturally through the affairs of man, but it is visible only if actions are undertaken and performed with that godliness in mind.

from The Trick to Money Is Having Some!, by Stuart Wilde

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.

Joel A Barker, American Businessman, Consultant & Author of Paradigms: The Business of Discovering the Future

Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can be aroused by two things: first, an idea which takes the imagination by storm; and second, a definite, intelligible plan for carrying that idea into action.

Arnold Toynbee (1889-1975), author of Change And Habit

You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford (1863-1947) American Industrialist, author of My Life and Work 1922

Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all.

Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993) pastor, speaker and author of Six Attitudes for Winners (Pocket Guides)The Power of Positive Thinking, and many others. See 3 book compilation by Norman Vincent Peale: Three Complete Books: The Power of Positive Thinking; The Positive Principle Today; Enthusiasm Makes the Difference. and other works by Norman Vincent Peale

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again because there is no effort without error and shortcomings, who knows the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows in the end the high achievement of triumph and who, at worst, if he fails while daring greatly, knows his place shall never be with those timid and cold souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.

Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th US President. Read about him in Theodore Roosevelt: The Rough Riders/An Autobiography (Library of America) and The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library Paperbacks).

Let him that would move the world, first move himself.

Socrates (469-399BC) Greek philosopher. See Conversations of Socrates (Penguin Classics). and other works about Socrates

Men may doubt what you say, but they will believe what you do.

Lewis Cass (1782-1866) American politician

The worst thing that one can do is not try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized – and never knowing.

David Viscott, American author, speaker and trainer. See Finding Your Strength in Difficult Times.

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.


Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.

Dietrich Bonhoffer (1906-1945)

If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.

Buddhist proverb (see other Buddhist proverbs)

Right actions for the future are the best apologies for wrong ones in the past.

Tyron Edwards

There’s no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love.  There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.

Wayne Dyer, author of The Secrets of the Power of Intention: Live Lecture (6-CD Set) (see other works from Wayne Dyer)

Dreaming is wonderful, goal setting is crucial, but action is supreme. To make something great happen you must get busy and make it happen. Take that action step today that will put you on your path to achievement.

Greg Werner, strength and conditioning coach

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.

Joel A Barker, American businessman, consultant and author of Paradigms: Business of Discovering the Future

The value of action is that we make mistakes; mistakes show us what we need to learn.

Peter McWilliams, author of Do It! Let's Get Off Our Buts (see other works by Peter McWilliams)

Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use.

Earl Nightingale

There is a time to let things happen and a time to make things happen.

Hugh Prather

Nothing will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must first be overcome.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) English Author

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

Martin Luther King Jr (see works about Martin Luther King)

The truth is… everything counts. Everything. Everything we do and everything we say. Everything helps or hurts; everything adds to or takes away from someone else.

Countee Cullen

It is better to wear out one’s shoes than one’s sheets.

Genoese Proverb

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