The plan

John Maxwell - American author, speaker, and pastor

The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda.

Zig Ziglar - American author, salesman, and motivational speaker

If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time.

S. N. Goenka - Indian teacher

Work diligently. Diligently. Work patiently and persistently. Patiently and persistently. And you’re bound to be successful. Bound to be successful.

Jocko Willink - American retired naval officer who served in the Navy SEALs. He is also a podcaster and author

Stop researching every aspect of it and reading all about it and debating the pros and cons of it … Start doing it.

Marie Forleo - American entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author

Clarity comes from action, not thought.

Jocelyn K. Glei - Writer who's obsessed with work, careers & creativity

If you want to create something worthwhile with your life, you need to draw a line between the world’s demands and your own ambitions.

Alex Korb - Neuroscientist, writer and coach

Making a decision, even a tiny decision, starts shedding light on ways to improve your life.

Mark Divine - Creator and founder of SEALFIT and The Unbeatable Mind Academy

Any plan is better than no plan, and a good plan executed now is far better than a perfect plan executed too late.

Neil A. Fiore - Renowned psychologist, lecturer, trainer, and bestselling author

There’s a myth that time is money. In fact, time is more precious than money. It’s a nonrenewable resource. Once you’ve spent it, and if you’ve spent it badly, it’s gone forever.

David Joseph Schwartz, Jr. - American motivational writer and coach, best known for authoring The Magic of Thinking Big in 1959

Action cures fear. Indecision, postponement, on the other hand, fuel fear.

David Deida - American author who writes about the sexual and spiritual growth of men and women

Every moment waited is a moment wasted.... 

Steven Pressfield - American author of historical fiction, non-fiction, and screenplays

Once we commit to action, the worst thing we can do is to stop.

Robin Sharma - Canadian writer, best known for his The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari book series

The smallest of actions is always better than the noblest of intentions.

Russ Harris - Internationally acclaimed acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer and author of the best-selling ACT-based self-help book The Happiness Trap

Rule 1: The actions of confidence come first; the feelings of confidence come later.

Sonja Lyubomirsky - American professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside and author of the bestseller The How of Happiness

If you're not happy today, then you won't be happy tomorrow unless you take things into your own hands and take action.

Melanie Robbins - American lawyer, television host, author, and motivational speaker

Your feelings don’t matter. The only thing that matters is what you DO.

John Calvin Maxwell - American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership

If you start today to do the right thing, you are already a success even if it doesn’t show yet.

John Eliot - Decorated professor of management and performance psychology

We must not sit down and wait for miracles. Up and be going!

Trevor Moawad - Renowned Mental Conditioning expert and strategic advisor to some of the world's most elite performers

Do.

Trevor Moawad - Renowned Mental Conditioning expert and strategic advisor to some of the world's most elite performers

It takes a plan to achieve anything of value. When you plan, you identify an end goal and then chart out neutral behaviors that can help you reach that goal.

Zig Ziglar - American author, salesman, and motivational speaker.

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

Jack Canfield - American author, motivational speaker, corporate trainer, and entrepreneur

Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.

David Kent Reynolds - Author and the founder of Constructive Living. He was a faculty member at the UCLA School of Public Health, the University of Southern California School of Medicine and the University of Houston

Reality doesn't respond to my will or my wishes or my emotions...it is what I do that affects my world...You don't need to change how you feel about something to affect it.

David Kent Reynolds - Author and the founder of Constructive Living. He was a faculty member at the UCLA School of Public Health, the University of Southern California School of Medicine and the University of Houston

We don't need to know everything about everything before putting our bodies in motion.

Brian Tracy - Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author

People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine.

Carlos Castaneda - American author. Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his training in shamanism, particularly with a group whose lineage descended from the Toltecs

A man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.

Carlos Castaneda - American author. Starting with The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968, Castaneda wrote a series of books that describe his training in shamanism, particularly with a group whose lineage descended from the Toltecs

In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is no time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions.

Daniel Jay Millman - American author and lecturer in the personal development field

While some of us act without thinking, too many of us think without acting.

Todd Henry - Author, international speaker, consultant, and advisor

By acting, we make things concrete; action breeds motivation, not the other way around.

Stephen Covey - American educator, author, businessman, and keynote speaker. His most popular book is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities.

Gregg Krech - Executive Director of the ToDo Institute, a Naikan education and retreat center near Middlebury, Vermont

Small steps are an elegant approach to indecision. That’s because each of those small steps sends ripples out into the world. Your situation is never the same from day to day, because the world is in a dynamic state of flux. Once you take a small step you get new information and now you can consider the situation from a different perspective.

Gregg Krech - Executive Director of the ToDo Institute, a Naikan education and retreat center near Middlebury, Vermont

The biggest risk you can take is to do nothing at all, when you know there’s something you need to do.

Peter Drucker - Austrian management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation

Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.

Peter Drucker - Austrian management consultant, educator, and author, whose writings contributed to the philosophical and practical foundations of the modern business corporation

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes; but no plans.

David Bayles - Accomplished photographer, author, workshop leader, and conservationist. He has studied with Ansel Adams and Brett Weston, among others, and has taught and written extensively in the arts for over thirty years

To require perfection is to invite paralysis.

Jocelyn K. Glei - Obsessed with how we can find more creativity and meaning in our daily work. She created the online course RESET, a cosmic tune-up for your workday, and hosts Hurry Slowly, a podcast about how you can be more productive, creative, and resilient by slowing down

The enemy of creation is not uncertainty, it’s inertia.

John Calvin Maxwell - American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership. Titles include The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader. His books have sold millions of copies, with some on the New York Times Best Seller List

Ideas have a short shelf life. You must act on them before the expiration date.

Jean-Paul Sartre - French philosopher, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, political activist, biographer, and literary critic. He was one of the key figures in the philosophy of existentialism and phenomenology, and one of the leading figures in 20th-century French philosophy and Marxism

There is no reality except in action. Man is nothing else than his plan; he exists only to the extent that he fulfills himself; he is therefore nothing else than the ensemble of his acts, nothing else than his life.

Brian Tracy - Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author. He is the author of over eighty books that have been translated into dozens of languages. His popular books are Earn What You're Really Worth, Eat That Frog!, No Excuses!

The hardest part of any important task is getting started on it in the first place. Once you actually begin work on a valuable task, you seem to be naturally motivated to continue.

Napoleon Hill - American self-help author. He is known best for his book Think and Grow Rich which is among the 10 best selling self-help books of all time. Hill's works insisted that fervid expectations are essential to improving one's life

Do not wait: the time will never be 'just right'. Start where you stand, and work whatever tools you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go along.

John C. Maxwell - American author, speaker, and pastor who has written many books, primarily focusing on leadership

The longer you wait to do something you should do now, the greater the odds that you will never actually do it.

Austin Kleon - New York Times bestselling author of five books: Steal Like an Artist; Show Your Work!; Keep Going; Steal Like An Artist Journal; and Newspaper Blackout. Kleon's works focus on creativity in today's world

The real gap is between doing nothing and doing something.

Tony Robbins - American author, coach, speaker, and philanthropist. Robbins is known for his infomercials, seminars, and self-help books including the books Unlimited Power and Awaken the Giant Within

The enemy of execution is complexity.

Carol Dweck - American psychologist. She is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Dweck is known for her work on mindset

Genius is not enough; we need to get the job done.

Isaiah Hankel - Fortune 500 consultant, international speaker, and author. His expertise, presentations, and writing focus on helping individuals, teams, and organizations accelerate into the fast-paced, entrepreneurship-driven market

You are in control of your priorities – you can erase old priorities and define new priorities at will.

Stephen Guise - International bestselling author, blogger, and entrepreneur. His books have been translated into 18 languages. Guise is known for delivering highly actionable, world-class behavior change strategies in a humorous wrapper

Never forget this: It’s easier to change your mind and emotions by taking action than it is to change your actions by trying to think and feel differently.

Rory Vaden - One of the top 100 leadership speakers in the world according to Inc. Magazine. He is a Hall of Fame motivational speaker, New York Times bestselling author, and has a TEDx talk with millions of views. Rory is a recognized expert and speaker on business strategy and leadership

Which brings us to the Pain Paradox of decision making that states the short-term easy leads to the long-term difficult, while the short-term difficult leads to the long-term easy.

Steven Pressfield - American author of historical fiction, non-fiction, and screenplays

The Principle of Priority states (a) you must know the difference between what is urgent and what is important, and (b) you must do what’s important first.

Darren Hardy - American author, keynote speaker, advisor, and former publisher of SUCCESS magazine. Hardy is a New York Times best-selling author, who wrote The Entrepreneur Roller Coaster, Living Your Best Year Ever and The Compound Effect

Here’s the bottom line: You already know all that you need to succeed. You don’t need to learn anything more. If all we needed was more information, everyone with an Internet connection would live in a mansion, have abs of steel, and be blissfully happy. New or more information is not what you need—a new plan of action is. It’s time to create new behaviors and habits that are oriented away from sabotage and toward success. It’s that simple.

Steven Pressfield - American author of historical fiction, non-fiction, and screenplays

The sure sign of an amateur is he has a million plans and they all start tomorrow.

Roy F. Baumeister - Social psychologist who is known for his work on the self, social rejection, belongingness, sexuality and sex differences, self-control, self-esteem, self-defeating behaviors, motivation, aggression, consciousness, and free will

The unconscious is asking the conscious mind to make a plan.

Brian Tracy - Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author. He is the author of over eighty books that have been translated into dozens of languages. His popular books are Earn What You're Really Worth, Eat That Frog!, No Excuses!

The Law of Forced Efficiency says, “There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important things.

Brian Tracy - Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author. He is the author of over eighty books that have been translated into dozens of languages. His popular books are Earn What You're Really Worth, Eat That Frog!, No Excuses!

The Law of Forced Efficiency says, “There is never enough time to do everything, but there is always enough time to do the most important things.

Brian Tracy - Canadian-American motivational public speaker and self-development author. He is the author of over eighty books that have been translated into dozens of languages. His popular books are Earn What You're Really Worth, Eat That Frog!, No Excuses!

Your ability to think, plan, and work hard in the short term and to discipline yourself to do what is right and necessary before you do what is fun and easy is the key to creating a wonderful future for yourself.

Earl Nightingale - American radio speaker and author, dealing mostly with the subjects of human character development, motivation, and meaningful existence

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.

Neil Pasricha - Canadian author, entrepreneur, podcaster, and public speaker characterized by his advocacy of positivity and simple pleasures

Start doing something, you'll continue.. why? Because motivation doesn't cause action. Action causes motivation.

George S. Patton - General in the United States Army who commanded the Seventh United States Army in the Mediterranean theater of World War II, and the Third United States Army in France and Germany after the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944 

A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week. 

Michael Hyatt - American author, podcaster, blogger, speaker, and the CEO and founder of Michael Hyatt & Company. He has written several books about leadership, productivity, and goal setting 

By keeping the truly important things front and center, we often get the perspective we need to make better decisions. 

Michael Hyatt - American author, podcaster, blogger, speaker, and the CEO and founder of Michael Hyatt & Company. He has written several books about leadership, productivity, and goal setting 

The law of diminishing intent says that the longer you delay doing something, the less probability you have of actually doing it.