'An Ounce Of Action Is Worth A Ton Of Theory'

"An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory. Don't be too timid and squeamish about your actions." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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We spend a lot of time trying to make things perfect, making excuses, getting permission, and just thinking too much. It's good to be prepared and to have a well-thought out plan, but not at the cost of exhausting yourself before you have a chance to take action. It's better to make mistakes and seek forgiveness than to endlessly prepare. You learn by doing, not thinking about doing. Oz editor note: of course, in Australia it would be a tonne of theory, but the point still stands.

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Comments

    Great post! Techies are particularly guilty of this, keeping a product languishing in the purgatory of "beta" instead of shipping and quickly fixing any problems that arise from the "real world ". Go out and do something.

    28.3495 g of theory is worth a tonne of action

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