Take the Bull by its Horns

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Take the Bull by its Horns

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear.

Action breeds confidence and courage.

If you want to conquer fear,

do not sit home and think about it.

Go out and get busy.”

Dale Carnegie 1888 - 1955, America writer and lecturer      


As I see it . . . . . . .

Take the bull by its horns


When something needs to be done take the bull by its horns and take action on doing what has to be done.


Taking action is taking the bull by the horns, for those who have the bull by the horns have control of the bull and their actions.


Not every action that we take will result in a business break through. But by taking action we are taking control of the situation and by taking control we can determine the direction we’re heading in and influence the outcome.


Inaction allows something to drift with no clear direction. If it’s drifting and not handled successfully it can get out of hand and out of control.  In other words the bull is controlling us.


By taking action you release your personal power and you take control of the conditions that come into your life and business. Taking action puts you in the position to control the outcome and how it will impact you and your business.


Inaction creates uncertainly and from the uncertainly it will create fear in responding to the condition.


Take the bull by its horns and your actions will create self-confidence. By taking action your confidence will grow and you will find yourself successfully taking on larger and larger projects successfully.  

©2012 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author


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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

His choice of words were pretty amazing. I have heard the term "take the bull by its horns" forever. Having been gored by a bull once, I would advice actually attempting that, but the message is great.

Jun 22, 2012 08:35 PM #1
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

That is full commitment . . 

When you are completley confident that you can do it. . then you take the bull by the horns. .

Jun 22, 2012 09:04 PM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

The first step towards progress is taking responsibility and control of your actions. Enjoy your day!

Jun 22, 2012 10:38 PM #3
Irene Durocher
Coldwell Banker BUYERS AGENT - Boca Raton, FL

In other words Lou, if you don't like the road you're traveling , start paving a new road.

Great advice. Have a nice weekend.

Jun 22, 2012 11:22 PM #4
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I know alot of fellow coworkers who are really big carnegie fans....he certainly knows his stuff!

Jun 22, 2012 11:26 PM #5
Sandy Shores FL Realtor®, Melbourne Real Estate
M & M Realty of Brevard Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Brevard County Real Estate, Florida's Space Coast

Hi Lou, Ah, Dale Carnegie... he is one of my all time favorite authors.

Jun 25, 2012 05:00 AM #6
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