When I was still really active as a visual artist, I’d visit museums and galleries with friends who sometimes didn’t have any arts background. From time to time, we’d walk by some piece like a Marcel DuChamp or a Jackson Pollock or a Mark Rothko, and inevitably someone would smart aleck, “Well, I could’ve done that.”

And my reply was always (and still is) the same… “But you didn’t.”

Simple, no? “You could’ve. But you didn’t.”

Success Principles author, Jack Canfield says, “Just lean into it.” Secrets of the Millionaire Mind author, T. Harv Eker calls it, “Getting into the corridor.” Entrepreneur turned VC, Mark Suster’s credo is “J.F.D.I.” modeled after the Nike slogan.

“All the thought and planning in the world won’t mean anything if you don’t take action.” -Michael Port, Book Yourself Solid

Notice a pattern?


It’s why Action is a one of the four pillars of Hustle that I mention in the intro episode of the Art Of Hustle podcast. Here is a video by businessman MJ DeMarco that explains from his own experience why making moves trumps talking any day, and why pulling for success is better than pushing for it. Enjoy!