Saint James was apparently one the early motivational writers. In his book named simply, James, (Great idea by the way. Easy to remember on Amazon! But try getting an ISBN number for a book titled only by your first name nowadays!  e.g.,  John is already taken. ) he wrote these great motivators:

in a Negative way:   “Faith without works is dead.”

and a  Positive way:  “Faith sunergized with works is complete.”

A modern bard echos,  “Ideas don’t work unless you do.”

Paul Moen, one of my high  school buddies, used to say, “You’ve gotta put feet to your prayers!”

My friend, Mike, asks, “What’s your next step?”


Do you have a breakthrough for success you have been longing for?

Get clear about that.  If there’s no longing, urgency, direction, or vision then neither faith or works will matter.

To get started with the dream Chinese philosopher, Lau Tzu, said,  “The journey of a thousand miles begins beneath one’s feet.”

He regarded action as something that arises naturally from stillness.

Once you’ve got your dream then ask, “What’s my next step?”

Name the step then Take it.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”  — Adapted from Lau Tzu’s saying above.