The Most Powerful Line Which Changed My Life. An Absolute Must Read.

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"Make your move before you are ready"

This is the statement I heard in one of les brown's audio tapes and has literally changed my life. I see myself now and what I used to be a year ago...It's a total transformation only because now I don't wait for the circumstances to be right. I just do what I need to do.

Most of us do not do the right thing just because we feel that the time is not right yet but the truth is...The time is now. You should do it right away even when you feel you aren't ready. This is the only way to get what you want and have no regrets in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author Woody C
    This trait is common is almost all successful people.

    It is NOT found in almost everyone that is NOT successful.

    Look at Microsoft. Look at Apple. They put out stuff that isn't quite ready then tweak it with upgrades and updates.

    Look at many of the more successful IMer's. Mass Control 2.0. Product Launch Formula 2.1+.

    That line will change your life, but only if you take it to heart and understand and use it.
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    • Profile picture of the author cajtrixie
      Originally Posted by Woody C View Post

      This trait is common is almost all successful people.

      It is NOT found in almost everyone that is NOT successful.
      But don't forget that we aren't always born with that trait/mindset. Some people don't have it, and then learn it at some point, and then with some hard work, they become successful from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author jayden.fellze
    That is so true. When you think you have the ideas then start doing, don't let fear bug you down.
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  • Profile picture of the author MattRobson
    Reminds me of a Gary Veynerchuk answer on his famous "stump speech" on a bucket in the rain.

    Someone asked, "When did you know you hit the tipping point in your business?"

    Gary: "They day before I started"
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    I love that!....so true and so proven, yet most will not do that. That one goes on my refrigerator - thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author tomp
    "Stumble Forward Fast" ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Vincelog
    Hi Ryan,

    Some people tend to wait for everything to be ready before taking action but they tend to wait too long and end up not taking action. By taking action even when things are not ready yet will help us to get things done instead.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author t!
    I agree, other ways to say it are:
    money loves speed
    the universe loves action
    if its worth doing its worth doing poorly
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  • Profile picture of the author DirectoryKing
    This is quite true. I will be copying that out. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingpin123
    i was actually inspired by a video that contained a
    sentence 'Are u going to finish strong?'
    very beautiful thing that changed the way i think
    Never give up
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  • Profile picture of the author gee1
    I've seen that video more that 20+ times and NEVER fails to touch me deeply...I mean deep

    If I could choose to meet a person for a chat...it would probably be him.
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  • Profile picture of the author gee1
    As for a line that greatly changed my world and continues to do so to this day 'Feel the fear and do it anyway'...oh I love it!

    That line with many others have enabled me to understand that fear is normal, very healthy and common to all but real success comes when you feel it, acknowledge it and at the same time work through it...
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Facing fear is one of the most important things a person can do. My experience is that fear is the doorway to greater experience. We get scared sometimes. But when we really stop to look fear in the face and be brave we learn something amazing about ourselves.
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  • Profile picture of the author cmbwealth
    One of my favorites is "action, not words". So many people talk about what they want, but so few actually do something to gain what they want.

    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author Madame_Imm
    Excellent Quote...
    Quite on par with "Don't wait, the time will never be right" by Napolean Hill

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    • Profile picture of the author reynald2790
      It is really true we must move on before we are ready. In our country some people move on only when they are really ready. But in their pride I won't follow them because I usually move on everyday even if I'm not ready. I moved on with my way of interacting people in this internet marketing even though I am not yet ready to talk with them just like you. But moving on is just like you are ready to face challenges in life.
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  • Profile picture of the author procoach
    I agree. Sometimes this is called "Fire, Ready, Aim!"
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  • Profile picture of the author cncbuss
    "Fire, Ready Aim" I believe is the fool's approach to a project which does require some careful planning before commencement. Like the building manager who begins evicting good paying tenants to demolish in preparation of renovations even before having a building permit or before plans are complete. In other words, some things do require some careful planning before commencing.

    But I like the phrase "Make your move before you are ready" as it applies to marketing and publicity of online business. Because a lot of people will hive themselves the excuse that they "are not ready" to begin marketing or publicizing or launching a new website when in reality they are nervous about proceeding and the outcome they will get.

    Anyhow, I like it. That's my cents.
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  • Profile picture of the author parrott
    Yes, what is better....to just do it, or wait until it is 'perfect', in which case you may never get to it!
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  • Profile picture of the author kbayer63
    I always liked this:
    "Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has power and magic in it, begin it now."
    - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
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  • Profile picture of the author shakti2u
    I feel that action - NOW - is the only thing that will get us where we want to go. So, just do something--if it doesn't work the way you wanted, then change and do something else, but do something! So many times we don't get where we want to go because we never start.

    Shakti2u
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  • Profile picture of the author gee1
    One of the most powerful lines that changed my life was 'you're stupid!!'

    As a little boy my dad shouted that out in anger. Consequently I spent much of my earlier life proving that statement wrong .. it took me through 2 degrees and much business success .. he's not saying that now.
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    • Profile picture of the author keithaul
      The circumstances will never be perfect for anyone. That's why you must act now when you receive the idea. If the idea is as small as 'I should call so-in-so', that you must act.

      Your plans will be given to you along the way. The is your 'how do i do it' plan.

      This about this. Thomas Edison want to create a brighter world than dealing with the old ways of trying to light up a room. He got an idea about electricity and eventually create the incandescent light. He did not wait for some perfect plan to reach him. Instead he went to work immediately and he wound up going through 10,000 plus experiments before he was able to get this light working.

      Those 10,000 different experiments was his 'how'.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Riley
    Excellent post along with nike's Just do it the only way you will find out if what you intend is going to produce the results you want is by Doing it! Take Action you will soon enough get feedback good bad or ugly - the good do more off the bad and ugly give you the impetus to change grow and improve
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonKing
    Good tip. Another way of saying this is expand your comfort zone.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Thomas
    jesus loves me!!!!!!! it may seem really corny to some but it lets you know even if nobody else is there in the flesh, somebody always loves, supports and has your best interests at heart!
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  • Profile picture of the author Cmizer
    Ryanman, thanks for sharing. That's a great quote!
    Action is power.
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  • Profile picture of the author markfoo76
    Hi ryanman,

    That's a very inspiring statement! Thanks for sharing!

    I'd like to add to that another inspiring quote by Les Brown:

    You don't have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.

    Cheers~

    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author WFStarter
    The society conditions you to think before you take action, but I would say... "TAKING ACTION MAKES YOU THINK."

    I also have realized the CRUCIAL importance of taking action. To START. Hence, the name of my handle also.
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  • Profile picture of the author markfoo76
    That's a great one too Terri! Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers~

    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author Trey Morgan
    "Make your move before you're ready"

    When it comes to internet marketing I believe that this quote is very important. I think this goes hand in hand with being disciplined. Being able to do what needs to be done even when you don't feel like doing it.
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  • Profile picture of the author waynemoney
    Funny thing about fear is that when you really take a look at it the things we fear make no sense.

    I find that most of us fail to do things because of fear yet once you adopt an attitude of doing it because you're afraid you will start to be afraid of fewer things and your confidence level grows without knowing.

    We all know that a confident person is a successful person. So life seems as simple as making a small change in how you perceive your fears.

    Perceive your fears as a challenge that must be conquered on your way to your goals. Instead of a reason not to move forward and you will be a success in no time.

    The challenge really comes down to understanding what your fears really are. I find that most don't actually know what they are afraid of.

    If you don't know the obstacle is in front of you then how are you ever going to conquer it.

    I agree "make your move before your ready."
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  • Profile picture of the author jay walters
    Thanks for sharing... I like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author mhdeaton
    Here's another one for you OP "Ready, Fire Aim!" That hitme the same way yours hit you and is actually a great book by M.Masterson
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  • Profile picture of the author joesfortune
    Agree 100%.
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  • Profile picture of the author BryanEllis
    If you avoid right now, now, you will avoid right now, later.
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  • Yes, I subscribe to the same philosophy. If I see it needs be done I get after it until it is finished with. I will only allow myself to put off something I know needs my attention for so long then action will be taken, . . . even if its wrong!

    LLS
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  • Profile picture of the author nosedawp
    The line that I'll always remember and live by is

    Never Give Up, You Never Know How Close You Are To Success


    Just something I picked up and will never forget.
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  • Profile picture of the author mmbill00
    Originally Posted by ryanman View Post

    "Make your move before you are ready"



    This is the statement I heard in one of les brown's audio tapes and has literally changed my life. I see myself now and what I used to be a year ago...It's a total transformation only because now I don't wait for the circumstances to be right. I just do what I need to do.



    Most of us do not do the right thing just because we feel that the time is not right yet but the truth is...The time is now. You should do it right away even when you feel you aren't ready. This is the only way to get what you want and have no regrets in the future.

    Great advice!
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicole Sakoman
    Originally Posted by ryanman View Post

    "Make your move before you are ready"

    This is the statement I heard in one of les brown's audio tapes and has literally changed my life. I see myself now and what I used to be a year ago...It's a total transformation only because now I don't wait for the circumstances to be right. I just do what I need to do.

    Most of us do not do the right thing just because we feel that the time is not right yet but the truth is...The time is now. You should do it right away even when you feel you aren't ready. This is the only way to get what you want and have no regrets in the future.
    The statement I heard back in high school from my teacher, and it changed my life instantly was:
    "The way you think will be the way you live!"
    (it was not in English, so I improvised... something similar to what Buddha said)

    I am forever thankful to her for that!
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  • Profile picture of the author lockdownd7
    Lots of great quotes in here. Powerful ideas!
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  • Profile picture of the author HeadStartSEO
    @OP I really dig this quote and I think it's a great way to get most people to TAKE ACTION. Of course, taken the wrong way it can be misinterpreted.

    Another way to frame it might be, "ANYTHING WORKS."
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    • Profile picture of the author sidneyng
      Something similar would be "Fail Forward"

      I think I am also a bit of a perfectionist who is quite concerned about the quality of my product or what I will dish out.

      Which works to my disadvantage - I really need to keep this in mind and do as St. Nike says "Just Do It".

      Great post! Do keep us posted on your progress! :-)
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  • This thread struck a strong cord in me. I completely identify with what was put forward.

    LLS
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    • Profile picture of the author IM Inc
      Being prepared is the key to success. Identify your niche and be prepared when the opportunity strikes.

      "chance favors only the prepared mind"

      All the best....
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  • Profile picture of the author anwar001
    Excellent line. How many times people have succeeded by making moves before they were fully ready and while there was still uncertainty in their heart.
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  • Profile picture of the author JessZ07
    This is a great quote , thanks for sharing
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  • Profile picture of the author jay walters
    False
    Expectations
    Appearing
    Real
    - Fears will never get you anywhere. And waiting will never start anything. Unless you do something about it and work it, then there will never be change.

    Totally agree with this thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author tjaysen70
    yeah this is so true. Every successful person I know, failed their way to success. This is the true secret to getting anywhere in business.

    Most people think that they have to start a business and make a million their first year or else. Therefore they procrastinate till this is finished or the timing is right or etc. Meanwhile, they waste time (this is the only true resource that matters).

    You have to go out and take action and fail and see what works and make changes along the way. This is a must and no way around it.
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