My question is... why?
I mean I could tell someone.. "Go climb that mountain", and it would pretty much have the same emotional impact as telling someone to "Take Action".
The words themselves are kind of vague, and don't really mean much. What kind of action am I suppose to be taking? Do I just start doing things at random, or do I plan?
Now if someone were to tell me that "If you follow these steps.. you will be able to afford that new boat you wanted so much", then it has a more visceral appeal to me.
Everybody has their own ambitions, desires, and things they want. Some of us find fulfillment in material things, or maybe the rush of euphoria we get from solving a complex problem.
Now the end result of taking such advice as "Take Action" might be to get these things, but in my experience people rarely respond well to direct commands.
In fact a lot of people will resent when someone gives them orders, and possibly make them feel as if they haven't done enough. I mean what is more appealing to you.
"Just take massive action!"
"Now that you've taken the time to increase your skill set, how can you apply this to your current circumstances?"
If someone is leads themself to an answer, they seem a lot more willing to embrace it.
These are just my thoughts, I'm curious what other people have to say.