A Small Act

A small act is worth a million thoughts. — Ai Weiwei.

I have always dreamed, had big plans and great ideas, but none are worth a grain of salt until I act. The hardest decision, it seems, is that first step. This morning I considered why?

To take that first step, to perform that small act, requires that we overcome all the reasons why our ideas, plans, and dreams won’t work. I have always admired those who could dive right in to a problem without fear of failure, for most of us this type of risk-taking is too difficult.

I used to have a basketball coach who would say, “You can’t score if you don’t shoot.” His philosophy applies to life. Next time you dream, act on it. The world ¬†will be a better place.

 

About the author

Webb Hubbell, former Associate Attorney General of The United States, is an author and speaker. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller.

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  1. I often advise, “If you don’t shoot, you don’t score.” Maybe that’s where I got it! I also stand by William James he advised Faith and Action together. Bless.

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