‘An Ounce Of Action Is Worth A Ton Of Theory’

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‘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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