My dreams are worthless, my plans are dust, my goals are impossible. All are of no value, unless they are followed by action.
I will act now. Never has there been a map, however carefully executed in detail and scale which carried its owner over even one inch of ground. Never has there been a scroll even once such as this, which earned so much as a penny, or produced a single word of acclamation. Action alone is the tinder which ignites the map – this scroll, my dreams, my plans, my goal into a living force.
I will act now. My procrastination, which held me back was born of fear, I must always act without hesitation. And the flatters in my heart will vanish. I will not avoid the tasks of today and charge them to tomorrow, for I know tomorrow never comes. Let me act now. Even though my actions may not bring happiness or success, for it is better to act and fail than not to act and flounder.
I will act now. Henceforth I will repeat these words each hour each day, every day until the words become as much as habit as my breathing. And the actions, which follow become as instinctive as the blinking of my eyelids. With these words, I can condition my mind to perform every act necessary for my success.
I will act now. I will repeat these words again and again, and again. When I awake, I will say them and leap from my cod, when a failure will sleep yet another hour.
I will act now. When I face a closed door, I will say them and knock, while the failure waits outside with fear and trepidation.
I will act now. When I’m tempted to quit, and begin again tomorrow, I will say them and immediately act.
I will act now. Only action determines my value. And to multiply my value, I will multiply my actions. I will walk, where the failure fears to walk. I will work when the failure seeks rest. I will act now, for now is all I have. Tomorrow is the day when the failure will succeed. I am not a failure. I will act now. Success will not wait. If I delay, success will become wed to another, and lost to me forever. This is the time. This is the place. I am the individual. I will act now!