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30 Quotes About Taking Action – To Inspire Momentum

Taking action

It’s essential for getting you from the ‘goal setting’ stage to the ‘goal achievement’ stage. Otherwise, that big goal simply stays as a ‘someday’ dream.

But sometimes it is easier said than done.

Taking action is often uncomfortable and requires persistence. Sure, you can make yourself take the necessary actions through sheer willpower and self-discipline, but taking action becomes much more effortless when you’re in the right mindset.

As our thoughts always drive our actions.


“All action results from thought, so it is thoughts that matter.” Sai Baba


Attempting to force ourselves to act, when our thoughts and beliefs aren’t on the same page will only get us so far.

Therefore, while the following collection of quotes help to illustrate the importance of taking action towards your big goals, we have included some powerful quotes to remind us too of the importance of mindset and it’s influence on the action (or inaction) that we take.

If lack of taking action towards your goals is a recurring problem in your life, then you will be all too aware of the frustration it brings. We hope you are inspired by the following quotes:


Taking Action Quotes



“I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.” John Locke


“Create your own tomorrows with your thoughts and actions – today.” Catherine DeVrye


“Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts and actions can never produce good results … We understand this law in the natural world, and work with it; but few understand it in the mental and moral world—although its operation there is just as simple and undeviating— and they, therefore, do not cooperate with it.” James Allen


“You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great.” Zig Ziglar


Quotes About Taking Action


“There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction.” John F. Kennedy


“You cannot score a goal when you are sitting on the bench. To do so, you have to dress up and enter the game.” Israelmore Ayivor



take action quotes


“The path to success is to take massive, determined actions.” Tony Robbins


“Dreams don’t work unless you take action. The surest way to make your dreams come true is to live them.” Roy T. Bennett


“Well done is better than well said.” Benjamin Franklin


“I never worry about action, but only inaction.” Winston Churchill



Quotes About Taking Action Instead of Talking



“No plan and no action will lead to no results.” Germany Kent


“Begin to free yourself at once by doing all that is possible with the means you have, and as you proceed in this spirit the way will open for you to do more.” Robert Collier


“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” Dale Carnegie


“When you do the things in the present that you can see, you are shaping the future that you are yet to see.” Idowu Koyenikan


“The worlds of thought and action overlap. What you think has a way of becoming true.” Roger von Oech


“Your positive action combined with positive thinking results in success.” Shiv Khera


“No more excuses. No more self-sabotage. No more self-pity. No more comparing yourself to others. Time to step up. Take action right now and start living your life with purpose.⁠” Anthon St. Maarten


“You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.” Abraham Maslow


taking action quotes





“Take action! An inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of action.” Steve Maraboli


“A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement.” Bo Bennett


“The undertaking of a new action brings new strength.” Richard L. Evans


“In order to carry a positive action, we must develop here a positive vision.” Dalai Lama


“Dream big, start small, but most of all, start.” Simon Sinek



action taking quotes Gandhi


“Your beliefs become your thoughts,

Your thoughts become your words,

Your words become your actions,

Your actions become your habits,

Your habits become your values,

Your values become your destiny.”




“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps.” Confucius


“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” Gillian Anderson


“Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.” Zig Ziglar


“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.” Norman Vincent Peale


“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” Conrad Hilton


“Freedom and happiness come from understanding – and working with – our limits. Begin at once a program of self-mastery. Stick with your purpose. Do not seek external approval. Do not worry about anything outside of your control. The only things you command are your thoughts and actions. We choose our response. Stop aspiring to be anyone other than your own best self: for that does fall within your control.” Epictetus


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