Action quotes – do they help?

Opportunity Matrix™ - how NOT to be a Busy Fool

Opportunity Matrix™ - how NOT to be a Busy Fool

I’m a very analytical type – too analytical many say. I spend a lot of time analysing things – products, markets, financial statements, forecasts – if it changes, I’ll analyse it! It’s what I do well, and it’s what I enjoy.

So from time to time, I have to remind myself to actually do stuff – you know, talk to customers, do some marketing, post a blog…… I tend to use action quotes to prompt me to get moving, so I thought I’d share a few of them here over the next few days & get your views on them.

Today’s is my all-time favourite, by Will Rogers:

“Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll still get run over if you just sit there”

For me it conjures up great images of old-time railway trains, and silent-movie damsels in distress, tied to the railway lines as the locomotive bears down on them. And I feel an urgent motivation to get off my bum and act.

As far as I can tell, Rogers was known more as a humorist than as a great sage – nonetheless I use these particular words of his a lot in my life.
What do you think of this particular quote – would it help you to get into action, instead of ‘just sitting there’? And do you know people who are on the right track – if only they get moving?

About Andrew Horder

Founder of the blog at TheBusyFool.com, Andrew has been working with business owners for many years, helping them find and maintain their unique Focus - those activities and opportunities that they love, and will produce their success, what Andrew calls your Joyful Genius! Andrew's first book, The Busy Fool's a to Z of Loving Work is available from Amazon http://andrewhorder.com/amazon-azlw
About The Author

Andrew Horder

Founder of the blog at TheBusyFool.com, Andrew has been working with business owners for many years, helping them find and maintain their unique Focus - those activities and opportunities that they love, and will produce their success, what Andrew calls your Joyful Genius! Andrew's first book, The Busy Fool's a to Z of Loving Work is available from Amazon http://andrewhorder.com/amazon-azlw