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Future strong builds actions upon reflection,
questions, curiosity, seeking to understand root causes and systemic connections. -- Bill Jensen
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intelligence" of -- Shane Ellison
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When you take action on ideas and tactics you will begin to uncover great potential and begin to unleash it for the betterment of yourself, your organization and the world. -- Kevin Eikenberry
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Action is the real measure of intelligence. -- Napoleon Hill
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Ideas are cheap and abundant; what is of value is the effective placement of those ideas into situations that develop into action. -- Peter Drucker
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Ideas combined with courage can change the world. -- David Litwack
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The first mark of intelligence, to be sure, is not to start things; the second mark of intelligence is to pursue to the end what you have started. -- Franklin Edgerton
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The connected economy of ideas demands that we contribute initiative. And yet we resist, because our lizard brain, the one that lives in fear, relentlessly exaggerates the cost of being wrong. -- Seth Godin
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A society which is mobile, which is full of channels for the distribution of a change occurring anywhere, must see to it that its members are educated to personal initiative and adaptability. -- John Dewey
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If you believe you have a just cause, an important message, or a key contribution to make, you will be just as innovative as a college freshman desperate to see his girlfriend six hundred miles away. You will get there any way you can. -- Laurie Beth Jones
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In these troubled, uncertain times, we don't need more command and control; we need better means to engage everyone's intelligence in solving challenges and crises as they arise. -- Margaret J. Wheatley
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True leaders demonstrate initiatives-They lead the way for others to follow -- Ikechukwu Joseph
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Today you are more inclined to put your ideas and visions into action than usual were you have the ability to express yourself and solve problems alone. -- Auliq Ice
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The operative assumption today is that someone, somewhere, has a better idea; and the operative compulsion is to find out who has that better idea, learn it, and put it into action-fast. -- Jack Welch
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Independent directors practice independent thinking. -- Pearl Zhu
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A sense of control can fuel motivation, but for that drive to produce insights and innovations, people need to know their suggestions won't be ignored, that their mistakes won't be held against them. And they need to know that everyone else has their back. -- Charles Duhigg
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questioning is the engine of contemporary initiation. Questions -- Linda Sussman
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The victors of the battles of tomorrow will be those who can best harness thought to action. From office boy to statesman, the prizes will be for those who most effectively exert their brains, who take deep, earnest and studious counsel of their minds, who stamp themselves as thinkers. -- B.c. Forbes
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Ignominy thirsts for consideration. -- Victor Hugo
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Pieces of intelligence, scraps of intelligence ... you run down leads and you run down leads, and you hope that sometimes it works. -- Donald Rumsfeld
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Selecting a challenge and meeting it creates a sense of self-empowerment that becomes the ground for further successful challenges. -- Julia Cameron
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Intelligence is what you use when you don't know what to do. -- Jean Piaget
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Originality finds the unexpected but inevitable next step. -- Mason Cooley
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To act in an independent manner, you must begin to initiate action that you want to occur physically by creating it in your own being. This is done by combining belief, emotion and imagination, and forming them into a mental picture of the desired physical result. -- Seth
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Know your priorities and identify the five powerful action steps that you intend to take to move your initiatives forward each day. If you go to a tree with an ax and take five whacks at the tree every day, it doesn't matter if it's an oak or a redwood; eventually, the tree has to fall down. -- Jack Canfield
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Thought is the seed of action. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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My view ... would be that we are entering upon a new and interim society which is neither capitalist nor socialist, but in which we can achieve central planning without loss of individual initiative, by the mere process of absorbing initiative in the function of planning. -- John Grierson
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In moments of crisis, the initiative passes to those who are best prepared. -- Charlie Morton
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The method of the enterprising is to plan with audacity and execute with vigor. -- Christian Nestell Bovee
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The 4 "I" in Simple Ideas: Involve individuals; Inspire crowds; Instil creativity; Innovate humanity ! -- Miguel Reynolds Brandao
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In the long run there is no more liberating, no more exhilarating experience than to determine one's position, state it bravely, and then act boldly. Action brings with it its own courage, its own energy, a growth of self-confidence that can be acquired in no other way -- Eleanor Roosevelt
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The initiative to undertake your most important duty in life is often buried beneath the accumulated debris of human habits. -- Paramahansa Yogananda
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Intellectuals are good at seeing the big picture. But they are not so good at process. -- Michael Ignatieff
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Ritically intervene in a way that challenges and changes. -- Bell Hooks
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My ideas have undergone a process of emergence by emergency. When they are needed badly enough, they are accepted. -- R. Buckminster Fuller
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What I have done is packaged the time-honored information into a process that is doable and has inspired millions to act on it. -- Dave Ramsey
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Initiative is key. Anybody who wants to be somebody is going to work as hard as they can to fulfill that dream. -- Puff Daddy
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To make ideas effective, we must be able to fire them off. We must put them into action. -- Virginia Woolf
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We have little choice but to move beyond quality and seek remarkable, connected, and new. Remarkable, as you've already figured out, demands initiative. -- Seth Godin
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As every organizer knows, the first step to empowerment is the recognition of self-worth and the identification of one's interests with that of others. Political mobilization depends on this. -- John Restakis
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What is often lacking is not creativity in the idea-creating sense but innovation in the action-producing sense, i.e. putting ideas to work. -- Theodore Levitt
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More than ever before in history, individuals can now band together to solve grand challenges. We face enormous problems, but we 'as individuals' have enormous power to solve them. -- Peter Diamandis
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The organization of supplies, the command of men, anything in any way constructive requires more than intellect; it requires energy and drive and an unrelenting will to serve the cause, regardless of one's personal interests. -- Erwin Rommel
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Ideas are the seeds of invention and actions are the fertilizers. -- Debasish Mridha
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Initiative, imagination, and courage distinguish between a leader and a follower. -- Debasish Mridha
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Our highest endeavour must be to develop individuals who are able out of their own initiative to impart purpose & direction to their lives. -- Rudolf Steiner
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We judge people and initiatives by their results, and we expect events to happen for good, understandable reason. But our clear visions of inevitability are often only illusions. -- Leonard Mlodinow
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The things that haven't been done before, Are the tasks worthwhile today; Are you one of the flock that follows, or Are you one that shall lead the way? Are you one of the timid souls that quail At the jeers of a doubting crew, Or dare you, whether you win or fail, Strike out for a goal that's new? -- Edgar Guest
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Ideas are information taking shape. -- Jim Rohn
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Sometimes when an idea flashes, you distrust it because it seems too easy. You qualify it with all kinds of evasive phrases because you're timid about it. But often, this turns out to be the best idea of all. -- Saul Bass
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Every change begins with a vision and a decision to take action. -- David Bornstein
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We must make an issue, create an event, and establish a national position for ourselves: and never may expect to be respected as men and women, until we have undertaken some fearless, bold, and adventurous deeds of daring ... -- Martin Delany
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Everyone has ideas. They may be too busy or lack the confidence or technical ability to carry them out. But I want to carry them out. It is a matter of getting up and doing it. -- James Dyson
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Your achievements and success are dependent on a well thought through plan of action. -- Sunday Adelaja
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ingenuity. "This -- Bolaji O
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Genuinely intelligence-led operations have to be embedded into both processes and more importantly mindsets to bridge the gaps in Risk Management. -- Pearl Zhu
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People must know that their ideas will be listened to and, if they have merit, acted upon. If they do, it is possible to mobilize individual creativity on a very broad scale. -- James A. Champy
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Action creates inspiration. -- Trudy Murphy
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Many of us, whether in the jungles of Asia or on the streets of Chicago, had discovered that noble causes can lead to ignoble actions and that we were capable of sacrificing honor to a sense of efficacy. -- Linda Grant
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We are always looking for a grand program of action full of great ideas, when the thing is to begin by obeying the little ideas. -- Paul Tournier
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Action is the means through which the intangible becomes tangible. -- Eleesha
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Real, sustainable community change requires the initiative and engagement of community members. -- Helene D. Gayle
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Many of the greatest things man has achieved are not the result of consciously directed thought, and still less the product of a deliberately coordinated effort of many individuals, but of a process in which the individual plays a part which he can never fully understand. -- Friedrich August Von Hayek
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The problem in turning independent thinkers loose on a matter is, they tend to go beyond the theoretical and seize the chance for independent action. Thus, -- Laurie R. King
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A man who is willing to commit suicide has the initiative. -- Boris Spassky
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Good ideas and innovations must be driven into existence by courage and patience. -- Hyman Rickover
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The first step away from being manipulated, and towards a more autonomous outlook, is to stand back from a set of responses and think. -- Jonathan Glover
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We count, in the future as in the past, on the driving power of individual initiative, on the incentive of fair private profit, strengthened of course with the acceptance of those obligations to the public interest which rest upon us all. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt
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Students must have initiative; they should not be mere imitators. They must learn to think and act for themselves - and be free. -- Cesar Chavez
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Indecision and reveries are the anesthetics of constructive action -- Sylvia Plath
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Every vital organization owes its birth and life to an exciting and daring idea. -- James Bryant Conant
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In the battle between planning and action, action wins. -- Chris Guillebeau
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Intellectual achievement. The exercise of skill. Human feeling. -- Iain Banks
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The action required to sustain human life is primarily intellectual; everything man needs has to be discovered by his mind and produced by his effort. -- Ayn Rand
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When information rubs against information the results are startling and effective. The perrenial quest for involvement, fill-in, takes many forms. -- Marshall Mcluhan
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A powerful new idea can kick around unused in a company for years, not because its merits are not recognized, but because nobody has assumed the responsibility for converting it from words into action. -- Theodore Levitt
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Creativity takes courage. -- Henri Matisse
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start something, with a knowledge to end it. -- Krishna Sagar
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Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience. -- Hyman Rickover
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I want to spark ideas and conversations and inspire people to take active roles in their communities, relationships and their well-being. -- Ricki Lake
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big plans require big action -- Greg Behrendt
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In the face of great challenges, you can choose to live reactively as a victim, or choose to proactively take control, with awareness and accountability. -- Isaac Lidsky
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It's surprising how many people get bogged down in analysing, planning, and organizing when what they really need to do is take action. -- Jack Canfield
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Simple ideas INVOLVE individuals; INSPIRE crowds; INNOVATE HUMANITY -- Miguel Reynolds Brandao
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Invention is arrived at by intelligent stumbling. -- Amar Bose
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Intellectual discourse and investigation is admittedly great fun but only truly meaningful when conducted in the service of others. -- Sergio De La Pava
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ideas generate action when they are believed regardless of whether they are true or not in our opinion -- Patricia Crone
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The challenge with being an initiator of projects is that you are never, ever done. -- Seth Godin
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Take stands, take risks, take responsibility. -- Muriel Siebert
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Initiate. Complete. -- Susan Dennard
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To initiate (user) action, doing must be easier than thinking. -- Nir Eyal
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The most powerful tools of revolution through intention are humility and consciousness. -- Bryant Mcgill
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What good is an idea if it remains an idea? Try. Experiment. Iterate. Fail. Try again. Change the world. -- Simon Sinek
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In the acquisition of a new habit, or the leaving off of an old one, we must take care to launch ourselves with as strong and decided an initiative as possible. -- William James
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Resolutions: So many will fail; NOT because they didn't set goals, but because they didn't set behaviors. -- Steve Maraboli
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Though the man of action, the politician, may sometimes pay no attention to the results of this examination, the man of thought will never cease to inquire into all things accessible to human intelligence. And in the long run thought must determine action. -- Ludwig Von Mises
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On a shrunken planet where nearly every mountain bears bootprints and every mile of river has been run, being 'first' tends to require creative task definition" (111). -- Jo Deurbrouck
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The individual can take initiatives without anybody's permission. Only individuals can think. Only the individual disregards his fears and commits himself exclusively to reforming the human environment. -- R. Buckminster Fuller
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Even when other people don't expect a lot out of you,you have to take the initiative. -- Chris Martin