All men of action are dreamers, but not all dreamers are men of action

by David

in Be Awesome, Quotes

All men of actions are dreamers quote by James Huneker

I caught sight of an article that had this quote:

“All men of action are dreamers.”
~James Huneker

It was on an internet marketing website of all places…

Quote All men of action are dreamers James Huneker

…but it applies to internet marketing as it applies to fitness, weight loss, business, and any other worthwhile endeavour.

The author of the article was alluding to the idea that whilst being a dreamer is a prerequisite of achieving extraordinary things, it doesn’t follow that dreamers will achieve anything at all – unless they do the work.

It’s good to dream, but there is a danger that we get lost in the dream itself and never get around to fulfilling it.

The dream is nothing without action.

Take action, do something – and make your dream a reality.

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David Wright February 16, 2012 at 6:23 pm

I was a dreamer for a long time. But at some point, one has to wake up and make that dream a reality.

The thing about dreams is that they can either mollify (and prolong) a miserable existence or drive you to get out of that existence. But you’re right — dreams without work will always remain just that, dreams.

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David February 16, 2012 at 11:42 pm

As a chronic daydreamer it too easy to get caught in fantasies and fail to do anything at all. They provide a comfort and an escape and sometimes because of that they’re a deadly trap.
Thanks David! Love the word molify, haven’t heard that in years!

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