Fantasizing about success is one thing we are all good at, but few of us know when to stop daydreaming and roll up those sleeves to get some actual work done. The following quote says it with such eloquence that you’ll get off your butt and make today worthwhile.
No one ever drowned in sweat
The saying is attributed to countless figures throughout recent history, but the consesus is that it came from a United States Marine Corps officer. Makes sense to credit it to someone who has been at see most of his life.
The importance of getting things done, as opposed to strategizing, is severely underrated. Napoléon is a good example of this type of thinking. In 1798 he commanded a military expedition to Egypt, defeated the Mamelukes, conquered the Ottoman province and launched modern Egyptology as a result of his army discovering ancient artifacts, like the Rosetta Stone. And this was just one of countless expeditions attributed to the controversial military and political leader of 18th century France.
Here’s a more recent example: Will Smith. He may not be the most highly regarded actor or musician, but he is the only actor have had eight consecutive movies open #1 at the box office. Following principles laid out by Woody Allen, Smith keeps his life and career in check like few artist can.
Getting things done means not postponing. You may think you have a lot of time on your hands, but if you keep your hands clean of any activity, that time is as good as wasted. What did you do today to pursue your dreams?