Action: Nothing Happens Until Something Moves


Within your practice there is a good chance you have many things you would like to do. The list may be long of goals you have for “someday.” But what putting it off for the perfect day may prove to be disastrous. Even when all conditions are not right and everything doesn’t seem to be in place, you sometimes have to still take action and go forward.

In Robert Ringer’s book, Action: Nothing Happens Until Something Moves, he provides an in-depth and humorous look into the importance of taking action. He also looks at our resistance to change and what happens when we don’t take action. Making things happen is the only way that business can grow. Every business must take action in order to make things happen.

Taking action may be challenging for some people, because they don’t like change. They may also fear that they are not ready or that there are too many barriers to success against them. But without taking that action, your practice can never reach its full potential. The one thing that may be holding your business back from success, or reaching a whole new level of success, is your inaction or not making things move.

This book is an eye-opening account that offers anecdotes, as well as a guide for being more self-disciplined. It is especially important for anyone in business who as asked the question “what if” before. It’s a motivational book that provides information that can help you take your business to the next level. Every business leader should take action and read this book. Don’t put it off. You never know what that inactivity could cost you.

Worked at Burleson Orthodontics. Attended University of Missouri–Kansas City. Lives in Kansas City, Missouri.