Friday, April 1, 2011

i-TFTD #312: Ideas Need Action

#312-1. What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do.
-John Ruskin, author, art critic, and social reformer (1819-1900)

#312-2. I do stuff. I respond to stuff. That's not a career—it’s a life!
-Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple (1955-)

#312-3. You cannot plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

These quotes are especially aimed at those of us who are idea generators, love conceptual thinking or like to do thorough pros-and-cons analysis. Highly action-oriented people should review this along with earlier posts such as On Effectiveness and Thinking, Thoughts on Thinking, On Intelligent Thinking, Thinking Deep and Wide and Degrees of Positive Thinking.

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