One Definite Move

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you’ll never get it done. Make at least one definite move daily toward your goal.” – Bruce Lee

There is a time for discussion and a time for action. Knowing what time it is will save you and those you work, study or live with a great deal of misery and frustration.

Leaders must cultivate this vital sensitivity if they are to guide effectively. Absent this all-important quality of leadership, arguments become circular, relationships become strained, frustration waxes and enthusiasm wanes.

Acting without thinking is frenzy. Thinking without acting is idleness. Thinking followed by acting, in a balanced oscillation, is the basis by which steady progress is made in any endeavor. One definite move a day keeps the doldrums away!

4 thoughts on “One Definite Move

  1. David R

    The sensitivity and wisdom to know when to act and when to refrain from action is as close as it gets to the center of what it means to lead. We see the President of the United States having to confront this issue right now, but we all confront it with varying degrees of critical outcome all the time. No doubt we can look back at crucial points of either action or inaction that helped to define much of the course of our lives and the lives of others.

    Those who lead must inevitably bear this burden, but there is a source of wisdom that does lighten the weight and does shine light on the path. Refraining from either paralysis or knee-jerk compulsions to action allow for a stance of reliable, balanced leadership, and how the world needs that!


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