action is everything

I've been trekking across the Western half of the US this past week and I've learned a few valuable lessons - 1) Action is everything and 2) A working air conditioner is invaluable in triple digit heat. But back to the first valuable lesson.

There is a lot of talk in this world. People selling, hard selling, up selling their ether. People committing, complaining, asking and advising. And yet, very few are actually doing. Very few are developing and delivering on those commitments. We often hear, "No Guts, No Glory" and that statement has acquired a meaning of pushing the limit and going full-out or bust. Perhaps that's accurate. But here's the thing - at the heart of "No Guts, No Glory" is accomplishment. It's action. We seem to forget that fairly often.

So as not to mince words, let me say it bluntly - talk is cheap. It always has been and it likely always will be. Authentically accomplishing something of merit, that is the heart of action.

It's everything.