We all have dreams and goals for ourselves, and a vision of how our best lives could be. Dreaming is the easy part. But where do we begin?

Except, it’s a trick question. In truth, the very act of beginning is itself the only thing that really matters in the long run. When we’re paralyzed by uncertainties, doubts or fears as to what step to take first, we plunge ourselves into a quicksand of inertia that sucks us in deeper every day, sapping our confidence, time, and energies, all while teaching us nothing at all that will take us closer to our goals.

The moment we muster the courage to take action, any action, the moment we embrace the mistakes we are bound to make and run towards them with the eagerness to learn from each misstep — that is the very moment our journey towards success truly begins.

But don’t take it from us. Here, from a diverse array of successful figures, are our Top 10 Quotes to Inspire You Into Action.

Top 10 Quotes to Inspire You to Take Action

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

– Thomas Jefferson

You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great.

– Zig Ziglar

Dream big, start small, but most of all, start.

– Simon Sinek

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Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.

– Peter Marshall

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

– Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (read more quotes)

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes but don’t quit.

– Conrad Hilton

The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.

– Tony Robbins (read more quotes)

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There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.

– Mario Cuomo

You are what you do, not what you say you do.

– Carl Jung

Take action! An inch of movement will bring you closer to your goals than a mile of action.

– Steve Maraboli

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